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Spirea - Neon Flash / Size 1
Neon Flash Spirea


 
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*Availability Status: Winter dormancy - Estimated avail spring 2017
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6" - 10" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii



Our Price : $5.95

Product Code: SPINFL1

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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 a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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