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Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'

Spiraea

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Colourful new growth, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

From mid to late summer, this cultivar produces flat heads of crimson-pink flowers. A deciduous, rounded, compact shrub with foliage that is bronze-red when young, often margined with creamy white. The leaves mature to green. Cut back to a low framework in early spring each year to encourage flowering and a good shape. The Royal Horticultural Society has given this plant its prestigious award of Garden Merit.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Spiraea

Species: japonica

Cultivar: Anthony Waterer

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Colourful new growth, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to prune: March to April

Flowering period: July to September


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