JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Japanese Meadowsweet, Peppermint Spirea)
Ubiquitous in gardens, Japanese spirea is a small upright hardy deciduous shrub native to eastern Asia. The cultivar 'Shibori' bears unusual multi-colored flower clusters on compact plants. The soft flat pink and white flowerheads appear atop this dense mounded thigh-high shrub from early to late summer. The medium-green leaves are oval and toothed.
Succeeding in a wide range of soils in sun or light shade, Japanese spirea is a highly versatile ornamental shrub that works well in mass plantings,...
(Japanese Meadowsweet, Japanese Spirea, Magic Carpet™ Spirea)
Magic Carpet® spirea is a vibrant flowering deciduous shrub originates from Japan and China. Hardy and easy to grow, it has a low, spreading habit and bears soft clusters of rich rose-pink flowers in mid to late summer. These contrast beautifully with its colorful leaves that first emerge burnished red, fade to bright gold and turn to shades of russet red and bronze in fall. Spent flowers can be shared off to extend flowering.
Best grown in full sun and tolerant of a wide range of soils, Magic...
(Japanese Meadowsweet, White Gold Japanese Meadowsweet)
Ubiquitous in gardens, Japanese spirea is a small upright deciduous shrub native to eastern Asia. This hardy, easy to grow, densely mounding plant bears many soft flat clusters of pink flowers from early to late summer. The toothed oval medium-green leaves sometimes turn bright colors in fall. Many cultivars are widely available including the golden-leaved 'Goldflame', and the rose-pink-flowered 'Little Princess'.
Tolerant of light shade and a wide range of soils, Japanese spirea is a highly versatile...
(Japanese Meadowsweet, White-flowered Japanese Spirea)
Widely grown in temperate gardens, Japanese spirea is a small upright hardy deciduous shrub native to eastern Asia. The natural variety albiflora features elegant blooms and a compact habit. Soft flat clusters of white flowers appear atop this dense mounded knee-high shrub from early to late summer. The fresh-green leaves are oval and toothed.
Tolerant of light shade and a wide range of soils, white-flowered Japanese spirea is a highly versatile ornamental shrub that works well in mass...
Gerald L. Klingaman
A cold-hardy deciduous shrub introduced to gardens in the mid-nineteenth century and still prized by gardeners, this hybrid of Spiraea cantonensis and S. trilobata evokes memories of grandmother when its arching branches are laden with clustered white flowers in late spring and early summer. The dense domed flowerheads attract bees, butterflies, and ants in search of pollen and nectar. A twiggy plant that spreads by root suckers, this medium-sized shrub has small, blue-green, somewhat...