Fritsch spirea

Spiraea fritschiana

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Fritsch spirea (Spiraea fritschiana)
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Genus:  Spiraea
If you want a summer-flowering shrub with great fall color, look no further. Fritsch spirea jumps out with a striking red, orange, and yellow glow even brighter than the fall color of oaks and maples. It has coarser foliage than others in the genus, and if sheared back in spring, it produces giant summer blooms.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Large summertime flowers and glowing fall foliage.
Care:  Provide full sun and average soil. Shear back in spring for larger blooms in summer.
Problems:  Nothing serious, but watch for leaf spot, fire blight, powdery mildew, root rot, aphids, leaf roller, and scale.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Fall Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Hedge,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

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