Anthony Waterer Spirea
Spiraea x bumalda ‘Anthony Waterer’
Flat-topped heads of rosy pink flowers cover this low, spreading shrub. New spring foliage is an attractive reddish purple. This more compact form requires little pruning to maintain a neat size, making it ideal in the foreground of shrub borders. Deciduous.
Average Size at Maturity: Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom Time: Summer
Design Ideas: An excellent choice for the sunny mixed border where this shrub will fit in well and show off red-purple new foliage and summer pink blooms. It also makes a fine low-growing informal hedge to plant along a drive, walkway or in a narrow planting strip.
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower Color: Pink
Foliage Color: Green
Garden Style: Cottage
Growth Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Landscape Use: Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover
Light Needs: Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs: All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water Needs: Moderate
Watering Needs: Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil – weekly, or more often.