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Spirea

Spirea 

Brief Description 

The Spirea is almost a must-have for your landscape. It has deep-purple-blue gorgeous flowers that bloom from late Summer into Fall. It has an elegant and clean appearance that’s easy to care for. They grow up to 5 feet tall & wide and have a beautiful, compact, mounding shape, which is aesthetically pleasing. 

Origin

Eastern & Southern Asia 

Description 

Common Name – Spirea 

Botanical Name – Caryopteris Clandonensis 

Plant Type – Deciduous

Mature Size –  3 to 5 feet tall and wide

Sun Exposure – Full Sun 

Bloom Time – Summer

Flower Color – Deep Blue 

Hardiness Zone – 5 to 9 

Planting

Because the Spirea is relatively small, it opens up even more available areas for planting. Keep in mind that it does thrive with full sun, so that will partially dictate where you plant it. 

Care

When the Spirea is established, pull the emitters away from the base and put them to the canopy to promote drought tolerance and strength. Also make sure to not over-water it, and if anything, err on less water than too much water. In order to produce strong new growth and vibrant flowers, cut either ⅓ or ½ of the Spirea every spring. 

Flowers 

The flowers are typically a blueish-purplish hue and form beautiful clusters throughout the Spirea. If you want to promote flowers, give it some fertilizer in spring and early summer and you’ll be rewarded with pure beauty. Additionally, if you dead-head the flowers, then that will also promote more flowers. 

Varieties 

We recommend all varieties. 

Invasive

It is not invasive. 

 

For other shrubs that are perfectly suited for Greater Prescott, read about the Chaste Plant here.

Lastly, we highly recommend Watter’s Garden Center, Mortimer Nursery, or Prescott Valley Nursery as great places to both purchase shrubs & trees but to also ask questions because these are the experts.