Since their introduction to the West in the 1850s, Japanese spireas (Spiraea japonica cvs.) have been embraced by gardeners everywhere for their white, pink and red flowers, tidy habit, easy care, ability to grow in average to poor soils and, more recently, for their bright, colourful foliage. From shopping centre parking lots to the most exclusive gardens, it’s hard to avoid … [Read more...] about There’s something about spirea
Spiraea japonica 'Galen'
The leaves fell from most every plant this week, with the exception of a new spirea that surprised me with its late vivid colour. I had a gift of two small pots of Double Play Artist spirea (Spiraea japonica ‘Galen’, 2 x 2 feet / 60 x 60 cm, Zone 5). I planted them, and as leaves fell, the little plants were concealed. Sweeping leaves around in the beds, I uncovered these now … [Read more...] about New spirea: the last colourful plant