Spiraea Vanhouttei Pink Ice Hedging
Spiraea vanhouttei Pink Ice (Vanhoutte Spiraea)
We have something of a soft spot for this unusual Spiraea, the new foliage emerges flushed with pink, gradually turning to a mix of pink and white before maturing to a mid green colour, marbled and speckled with creamy white providing interest right through the season. The young stems are also tinged with pink, contrasting with the foliage. The upright branches of mature specimens can be weighed down a little, clothed in many dainty heads of white flowers during early Summer making for an eye catching display.
This is an interesting and modestly sized shrub that is perfect for adding long season interest to borders and beds, it has a bushy habit of growth making it an easy variety to clip into a more unusual and colourful informal hedge of 100-150cm in height. Simply clip as required either directly after flowering to encourage a new flush of colourful foliage, or early in spring.
Spiraea Pink Ice is a tough plant, they are easy to grow and are at their best when grown in full sun, this brings out the best leaf colouration which may otherwise be rather pale in shadier situations. They are suited to any well drained soil
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.
How to grow Spiraea Pink Ice
Position: Full sun.
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, loses leaves in winter and fresh new growth appears in Spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Summer
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread 150cm high x 150cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim or prune if required in early Spring or Summer.