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Spirea - Magic Carpet / Size 1
Magic Carpet Spirea

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*Availability Status: Winter dormancy - Estimated avail spring 2023
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6" - 9" tall / Quart size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $6.25

Product Code: SPIMAG1

Spirea x bumalda 'Magic Carpet' - Plant Patent #9363

Overall Description

A fairly low growing spirea cultivar that is somewhat similar in coloration to Goldmound Spirea, but not quite as intense of a lime green color to the foliage in the spring.........and with the addition of fiery red buds & newest foliage. Has outstanding orange/red new growth, and very nice bright pink flowers during bloom. Very hardy variety that was introduced from the U.K. by David Tristram. One of our favorite spireas of them all - wonderful compact, dense growth habit that can be sheared/trimmed to desired shape & size. Best color & blooms in full sun, but will accept partial shade as well.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 1 1/2 - 2 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 3 1/2 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 4" - 8" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun is preferred for best color display

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous broadleaf - newest foliage & buds start out as a fiery red color, then change to a yellowish lime green, which gradually matures into a very light green color.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Clusters of hot pink flower heads are produced in mid spring, and persist for several weeks. Blooming time can be extended through removal of old, expired flower heads.

--Diseases / Insects :
Rather trouble free - with powdery mildew occasionally observed in extremely wet conditions. Only pests we have had reported with Magic Carpet Spirea is Japanese Beetle, and aphids on new tender growth in early spring

--Recommended Spacing :
2 ft apart recommended for hedge / mass 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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