This low-growing, clump-forming shrub has a spreading habit, reaching 10 inches tall. Slender branches spread across the ground. Foliage is light blue-green to 1 inch long. In late June, this plant bears clusters of pink flowers; bloom continues into September if deadheaded.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsMakes a good front-of-the-border or edge-of-the-woods garden plant.
CareGrow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil and full sun.
PropagationTake greenwood cuttings in summer.
ProblemsDieback, fireblight, powdery mildew, and Cylindrocladium leaf spot can affect it. Weevils, scale insects, and aphids.
- Genus : Spiraea
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Light : Full Sun
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest