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Spirea - Shirobana / Size 1
Shirobana Spirea

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Product Code: SPISHI1

Spirea japonica 'Shirobana'

Overall Description

A very interesting, and attractive summer blooming spirea with a handsome, mounding growth habit. This spirea variety commonly displays three different colored blooms all on the same shrub - and all at the same time!! Flower heads appear in two different shades of pink : light pastel pink, as well as a darker bubble gum pink - along with white color blooms as well.

Generally flowers consistently from May until late August. Flowering can be intensified & prolonged through regular trimming of expired flower heads. Makes a great accent planting, mass planting, or works well as a foreground planting in front of, and around larger specimens.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 12" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial light shade

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous broadleaf - foliage is fairly typical for spirea. Elongated, slightly serrated green leaves - slight red cast to new growth, fading quickly to green.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Clusters of flower blooms are formed in multiple colors all on one shrub. White blooms are combined with several different shades of pink........anywhere from a dark pink to a very, very light pastel. Blooms typically start in mid spring ( Mid May ) here in East TN, and last for several weeks.

--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 1/2 - 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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