Scientific Name: Spiraea japonica Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Common Name:Japanese spirea Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:RosaceaeHabit: Dense, Twiggy
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Lanceolate, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, (Corymb-like), White, Pink, Apr- May- Jun
Fruit: Follicle, Aggregate fruit, Brown, Aug- Sep, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Key ID Features:Leaves toothed, mostly ovate, 2.5 cm to 7.5 cm long; flowers of most cvs. rosy-pink and at the tips of the branches. Winter ID: Branches fine, upright with many dry terminal fruit clusters; bark is reddish-brown, smooth.