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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Pink Spirea Shrub
Pink Spirea Plant
Everyone loves pink Spirea shrubs because of their eye catching beauty and easy care. The plants are of two varieties: spring blooming and summer blooming.
The spring-blooming plant has arched branches filled with clusters of cascading white flowers, and the summer blooming boasts upright stems filled with pink, white, and even red blossoms.
The spirea is both flexible and easy to grow. Spirea does excellent in nearly every hardy zone, and spring and fall planting produces the best results. Since bushes can grow between two and six feet, it's best to plant in an area large enough to accommodate growth. Aesthetically, they are ideal as a property border or even grown cover.
Make sure your spirea has full sunlight. There's nothing wrong with a bit of shade, but too much can stunt the plant's growth. Spireas are known to be a bit unruly, so they may need to be trimmed back now and then.
Spirea also comes in different distinct varieties:
- Japanese Spirea: This type of spirea has the most variety in terms of colors and size. There are tiny dwarfs and larger shrubs that grow up to 5 feet. The plant often produces violet, white, red, pink, and the occasional yellow.
- Bridal Wreath Spirea: This produces small carnation-like white flowers that can grow up to 8 feet in height and 8 feet in width. The dark green leaves change to red and orange in the fall.
- Nippon Spirea: This is a graceful shrub that boasts white clusters of bouquet flowers. Bluish-green leaves sprout in the summer months. They grow 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
- Birchleaf Spirea: Adorned with small white flowers, the Birchleaf usually appears in summer and autumn. Shrubs grow from 3 to 5 feet in height.
- Early Spirea: This spirea boasts peculiar umbrella-shaped white flowers. The early spring bloomers grow from 3 to 4 feet.
Planting the spirea is a cinch. Just a touch of fertilizing and moderate watering is all that is needed. Depending on the variety, spirea should be planted anywhere from 2 to 15 feet apart. This species is non-invasive, so they won't interfere with tree roots or take over other plants.
The pink spirea is deer resistant, but it does attract bees and butterflies.