The Pink Spirea bush comes from Japan and, it does well in zones 4 to 8 in North America. It is a flowering shrub that belongs to the rose family. This shrub has deep pink clusters of flowers that bloom in the early summer. The leaves have a reddish hue in the spring and fall.
Plant this shrub in full to partial sun during the spring to fall. Plant in well-drained soil that has been enriched with compost. Plants should be spaced three to six feet apart. They can be purchased in garden centers and nurseries. Adding mulch keeps the soil moist and prevents weeds. Water them regularly during the growing season.
Pink Spirea can grow from two to six feet tall. Plant the bushes, in an area with plenty of room. Dig a hole that is as deep as the shrub root ball and twice as wide as the plant. This gives the roots room to spread out. Take it out of the container and loosen the roots. Place it in the hole and fill half with soil loosely. Water and let it drain. After filling in the rest of the soil thoroughly.
Mulch about two inches thick around the planting area to protect the plant. Water while it is growing about 1 inch per week. Use slow releases fertilizer at the base of the plant in spring to help it to develop. Pruning can be done in late fall and winter when the plant is not growing actively.
Beautiful showers of pink blooms make this shrub the desire of the neighborhood. This deciduous shrub is not only pretty to the eye but is excellent for helping prevent and control soil erosion. It grows best in full sun and zones 5-9. The Pink Spirea can reach anywhere between 4-8 feet at maximum height. Every season is a season of interest with this shrub.
These shrub ships bare root without foliage during dormancy.