Scientific Name: Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'
Common Name: Little Princess spirea
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Dense
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Ovate, Double serrate
Flowers: Cyme, Pink, Jun
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Follicle, Brown, Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves deep, dark green; florets in pale pink, almost white corymb. Winter ID: twigs slightly zigzag, reddish-brown, round, smooth except for tiny ridges, upright; buds ovoid; leaf scar crescent to U-shaped, persistent fruit.