Lighthearted™ Spirea Spiraea

Lighthearted™ Spirea

Spiraea 'japonica'

Leaves are a bright yellow-gold and dark pink flowers bloom in spring. This variety has a uniform and compact growth habit reaching 18 to 24 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Very disease resistant. Deer and drought tolerant.

Exposure:
Sun
Height:
18-24 in
Spread:
24 in
USDA Zone:
3
Characteristics:
Key Features:
Deer Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Habit:
Mounding
Compact
Flower Color:
Pink
Blooms:
Spring
Foliage Color:
Red
Bronze
Gold
Resists:
Disease
Uses:
Rock Garden
Container
Mass Planting
Bed
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings, dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container; place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level; and back fill with dirt. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering. Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.

Companion Plants: