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Shirobana Spirea

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*Availability Status: Winter dormancy - Estimated avail spring 2016
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 10" - 14" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $5.95

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 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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