Spiraea shrubs

These hardy and tough plants are bushy in habit and their abundant display of flowers can be red, pink and white flowers, are produced in profusion often over a lengthy flowering period, against a background neat green or coloured foliage.

Spirea make an attractive addition to any garden whether being used as a low informal hedge or edging plant or to cover a bank as ground cover or as part of a mixed flower border. They can also be used as a colourful addition to patios when planted in pots or planters. These versatile hardy little shrubs will grow in full sun or partial shade in any reasonable soil but should the soil be chalky then they will welcome a generous mix of organic matter to the existing chalky soil.

Planting as a hedge we recoomend 3 plants per metre and if using as ground cover then 4-6 plants per square metre will make an excellent show. Their growth rate is approximately 20cm per year and we recommend trimming in spring to keep a neat and tidy shape to the plant.