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Froebelii Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda 'Froebelii'

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Froebelii Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda 'Froebelii') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Froebelii Spirea flowers

Froebelii Spirea flowers

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Froebelii Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda 'Froebelii') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Froebelii Spirea in bloom

Froebelii Spirea in bloom

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Froebelii Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda 'Froebelii') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Froebelii Spirea foliage

Froebelii Spirea foliage

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Spiraea japonica

Description:

An upright, rounded shrub just smothered by small clusters of hot pink flowers offset against the bold foliage, which emerges bronze and turns purple in fall; excellent in groupings and in the shrub border, needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Froebelii Spirea features showy clusters of hot pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges brick red in spring. The small serrated pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Froebelii Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Froebelii Spirea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Froebelii Spirea will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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