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Japanese Meadowsweet

Spiraea japonica

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Also known as

Japanese Spiraea, Fortune Meadowsweet

Spiraea japonica plant by Joseolgon (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

75cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Overview

Spiraea japonica is an upright shrub that produces delicate clusters of pink or white flowers during the summer. Also commonly knownvby the names Japanese Meadowsweet and Japanese Spiraea. Spiraea japonica is a hardy, attractive shrub that tolerates most locations and hard pruning. Making it a popular choice for lower maintenance gardens.

Common problems

Generally pest & disease free.

    Harvesting

    Flowering stems can be cut for use in floral arrangements.

    Propagation

    Division

    Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings in early summer.

    Special Features

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts useful insects

    Uses

    Suit's being included in low maintenance garden designs as it can be planted in a range of soil types and light levels. It is also useful for banks and slopes.