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Fritschiana Spirea

Spiraea fritschiana

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Fritschiana Spirea (Spiraea fritschiana) at Hartman Companies

Fritschiana Spirea flowers

Fritschiana Spirea flowers

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Fritschiana Spirea (Spiraea fritschiana) at Hartman Companies

Fritschiana Spirea in bloom

Fritschiana Spirea in bloom

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

A mounded spreading shrub with large, bold clusters of white flowers in early summer held over large dark green foliage, an overall coarse appearance but compact and refined; absolutely magnificent when used in groups; full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Fritschiana Spirea features showy clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The small serrated oval leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Fritschiana Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fritschiana Spirea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Fritschiana Spirea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features