Spiraea

Thunberg's Meadowsweet (Spiraea thunbergii)
Other Names
Baby's Breath Spiraea, Thunberg Spiraea, Yuki-Yanigi, Breath of Spring Spiraea .
Origins
Japan, China, and S.E. Asia.
Type
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References,
below) - Zones 4 - 9.
Bloom
March, April, May, June.
Height
Approx. up to 6 ft (1.8 m).
Cultivation
Apart from wet, most soils. Sunny to semi-shaded locations.
Will tolerate dry conditions.
Although pruning is not essential, it can be done to keep your Spiraea shrub in
neat shape. Do it after flowering stopped.
PropagationBy cuttings (take these in Summer), or by layering (do it in Winter).
Other
Fragrant, spectacular bloom. Other interesting varieties, variegated form: Spiraea thunbergii 'Mount Fuji', pink blooms: Spiraea thunbergii 'Pink Fujino', double blooms: Spiraea thunbergii 'Yat Sabusa'
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Special Thanks
Special Thanks to Town & Country Gardens Contributors: blogger, dive-angel (Karin), flickr, Jasmine&Roses, ralph and jenny, Rita Crane Photography. Rita Crane, daughter of LIFE magazine photographer Ralph Crane. Her work can be seen on Flickr at Rita Crane Photography or on her website., speak-low, TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋), TMR Davies
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