Spiraea japonica – colorful and easy-going family

Spiraea japonica – it looks beautiful and is easy to grow.

Japanese Spiraea (known as Japanese Meadowsweet) come from Asia, they naturally occur from the Himalayas to Japan. They most likely arrived in Europe in the second half of the 19th century and … they settled in perfectly.

The name Spiraea is derived from the Greek word ‘speira’ which means “wreath”, “coil”, “spire”, which allude to showy clusters of flowers.

Spirea symbolizes prosperity, wealth, success, and victory over hardship and creative expansion.

They are available in many varieties. From dwarf ones that can grow up to 30 cm tall to those that work well as flowering hedges. With different leaf colors and flower shades. Spiraeas are nice and easy to grow, they fit any space, both in the garden and in public green spaces. Are attractive to insects. They look elegant and attractive when planted in containers on the terrace, fantastically planted as a border or in large groups.

They color the most and bloom most profusely in sunny places and in quite fertile soils, but they tolerate worse conditions. Properly fertilized, they look phenomenal. They are frost-resistant to -30°C (suitable for zone 4-5). They bloom at the ends of this year’s shoots, and a strong spring cut favors intensive flowering.

In addition to the classics of the species, i.e. the older, proven varieties of Spiraea japonica, you will find new products in our offer. Cultivars with even more interesting foliage, even more beautifully colored, or more profusely blooming.
See our overview:

leaves flowers max size
‘Albiflora’ light green white H: 0,5-0,8 m, W: 1-1,5 m
‘Anthony Waterer’ green dark pink H/W: 0,8 m
‘Crispa’ serrated, reddish when young turn to green red-pink H/W: 0,6 m
‘Dart’s Red’ green, young shoots – reddish dark pink to red H/W: 0,8 m
‘Firelight’ orange when young turn to lime yellow, fiery orange in autumn pink H/W: 1,2 m
‘Froebelii’ brownish-reddish when young, green in summer red-pink H/W: 1,0 m
‘Genpei’ green pink and white H/W: 0,6 m
‘Golden Carpet’ PBR different shades of yellow, golden in autumn pink H: 0,3 m W: 1,0 m
‘Golden Jack'(PBR) golden yellow, fiery autumn colors pink H: 0,8 m
‘Golden Princess’ yellow pink H/W: 0,5 m
‘Goldflame’ orange when young later yellow to lime yellow pink H: 0,8 m, W: 1,0 m
‘Goldmound’ yellow pink H/W: 0,6 m
‘Japanese Dwarf’® green pink H/W: 0,3 m
‘Little Princess’ green, orange in autumn light pink H/W: 0,6 m
‘Macrophylla’ green, red-orange in autumn pink H: 1,5 m
‘Magic Carpet’® young leaves orange later turn to yellow dark pink H: 0,5 m, H: 1,0 m
‘Manon’ green, red-orange in autumn pink H: 0,7 m
‘Merlo’® Green (PBR) cherry red young shoots, later red-greenish pink H: 0,8 m, W: 1,0 m
‘Merlo’® Gold (PBR) young shoots are red, elder leaves sunny yellow pink H: 0,5 m
‘Merlo’® Star (PBR) young foliage red becoming golden yellow in summer pink H: 0,3 m, W: 0,6 m
‘Nana’ green, red-orange in autumn pink H/W: 0,5 m
‘Neon Flash’ chocolate-red, later green flashy red H/W: 0,6 m
‘Odensala’ dark green, yellow or red in autumn pink H/W: 1,0 m
‘Sparkling Champagne’PBR rose-red shade in spring turns to lime-green. Read more… rose-pink H/W: 1,2 m
‘White Gold’® golden yellow white H/W: 0,8-1,0 m


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