Spiraea Shrubs

Spiraea shrubs

These are very tough and easy to grow plants, great as informal hedges or shrub borders. The japonica varieties flower from midsummer onwards, ‘Snowmound’ in early summer. Spiraea is a popular shrub for gardens across the country due to its easy to grow nature. Among the easiest flowering shrubs that we supply, Spiraeas are often used in foundation plantings, as hedges, and in perennial gardens.

Most spiraea shrubs bloom in late spring to midsummer. Flower colours include pink, red and white, depending on the variety. Some types have colourful autumn foliage. Size depends on the species and variety, and can range from 60cm upwards.

Spiraea shrubs are small to medium sized deciduous shrubs that produce cascades of flowers in spring and summer. You can find the Spiraea plants we currently have available below.


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.