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Magic Carpet Spirea


 
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*Availability Status: In stock & available for shipment after 3/31/2015
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 7" - 12" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii



Our Price : $6.25

Product Code: SPIMAG1

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Spirea x bumalda 'Magic Carpet' - Plant Patent #9363


Overall Description


A fairly low growing spirea cultivar that is somewhat similar in coloration to Goldmound Spirea, but not quite as intense of a lime green color to the foliage in the spring.........and with the addition of fiery red buds & newest foliage. Has outstanding orange/red new growth, and very nice bright pink flowers during bloom. Very hardy variety that was introduced from the U.K. by David Tristram. One of our favorite spireas of them all - wonderful compact, dense growth habit that can be sheared/trimmed to desired shape & size. Best color & blooms in full sun, but will accept partial shade as well.


Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 1 1/2 - 2 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 3 1/2 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 4" - 8" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun is preferred for best color display

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly moist & fertile - well drained. Mulching recommended

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous broadleaf - newest foliage & buds start out as a fiery red color, then change to a yellowish lime green, which gradually matures into a very light green color.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Clusters of hot pink flower heads are produced in mid spring, and persist for several weeks. Blooming time can be extended through removal of old, expired flower heads.

--Diseases / Insects :
Rather trouble free - with powdery mildew occasionally observed in extremely wet conditions. Only pests we have had reported with Magic Carpet Spirea is Japanese Beetle, and aphids on new tender growth in early spring

--Recommended Spacing :
2 ft apart recommended for hedge / mass planting

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of our evergreen species. However, either water soluble (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.


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