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Spiraea japonica - 'Magic Carpet' (Spiraea)

Spiraea japonica - 'Magic Carpet' (Spiraea)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer early), Golden Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Spiraea japonica - Cultivation Notes

Birdal Wreath will flourish in a variety of garden soils but some struggle in very chalky soils. Preferring full sun, Spiraea's will also tolerate some shade but may produce less blossom as a result. Fully hardy this shrub will tolerate some exposure and taller up right varieties can be grown as a loose hedge or screen. Prune after flowering, removing older wood and spent flowers. Mulch occasionally to feed.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Spiraea japonica:

  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
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Common Missspellings: Spirea, Spyrea, Spiria, Spyria

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