spiraea japonica 'anthony waterer' (spirea)

Size: 2 gallon
  • AKA spiraea x bumalda 'anthony waterer'
  • carmine-red flowers in flattened clusters
  • leaves emerge reddish-purple, mature to blue-green, then reddish in the fall
  • upright, rounded form
  • bloom time: late spring
  • zone 2 
  • height 80-100cm
  • spread 60-80cm 
  • colour pink
  • summer flowering spirea will flower with a good flush in late spring, and sporadically during the summer
  • to promote a second flush of bloom, remove spent flowers by pinching or light shearing
  • pruning for shape should be done in early spring to allow the flower buds to form
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • low maintenance
  • salt tolerant
  • long blooming
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)