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Spirea - Froebelli / Size 1
Froebelli Spirea

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*Availability Status: Available for early order - Shipment after 3/27/2023
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 10" - 14" tall / Quart size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: SPIFRO1

Spirea x bumalda 'Froebelli'

Overall Description

Froebelli is an extremely tough, hardy spirea with a very similar growth habit & form as 'Anthony Waterer' spirea. Grows just slightly taller, and has larger leaves - also has better flower color than Anthony Waterer. New growth is a burgundy red color, eventually maturing to a nice deep green color. Flower heads begin to bloom in mid May in southern zones, late May in more northern zones and are a very nice bright pink color. A very profuse bloomer, and blooming can be increased / extended through regular removal of expired flower heads.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 - 5 ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 6 ft.

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 8" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous - Medium green leaves have a nice reddish tinge on new growth, and a finely serrated edge. Fall color is yellowish, but not known as a rather showy plant for autumn season.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Bright pink flower heads begin to appear in early May in warmer zones - mid to late May in more northern zones. Blooms appear in clusters, and bloom period can be prolonged through the removal of older, expired flower heads.

--Diseases / Insects :
Virtually impossible to kill once established, but the following problems have been occasionally observed: fire blight, bacterial hairy root, leaf spot, powdery mildews, aphid, scales, caterpillars and root-knot nematode.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 ft apart recommended for hedge 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 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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