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Neon Flash Spirea

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*Availability Status: Winter dormancy - Estimated avail spring 2016
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 7" - 10" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $5.95

Product Code: SPINFL1

Spirea x bumalda 'Neon Flash'

Overall Description

A beautiful spirea with nice green foliage & contrasting burgundy/red new growth in the spring. Has bright, intense dark pink blooms that seem to last a little longer than most spirea - and are plentiful!! A real standout when mass planted in a flower bed. Can be sheared/pruned to desired shape & size. Does best and has best color in full sun, but will accept partial shade as well.

As with most all spirea, the bloom time can be extended, and will actually last most all summer if old, expired flower heads are pruned off. This variety of spirea works extremely well as a foreground planting in front of taller, larger species........and looks outstanding when mass planted.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 ft

--Mature Width : 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun preferred, to partial shade

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous broadleaf - nice green colored foliage that is slightly reddish / burgundy colored at first and quickly fades to the mature green. Foliage shape & texture is pretty standard as most spirea.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - forms clusters of super bright neon pink flower heads in early May here in East TN. Flowering period lasts for a few weeks, and can easily be extended through the removal of old expired flower heads.

--Diseases / Insects :
Can be susceptible to common garden nuisances such as aphids on new growth, leaf spot, powdery mildew, leaf rollers, and caterpillars

--Recommended Spacing :
2 - 3 ft apart recommended for hedge, or mass plantings

--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 flowering shrub 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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