Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Fritschiana Spirea

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Small
  • Scientific Name: Spiraea fritschiana Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Spirea
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 2-3'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    Blue-green leaves that turn a red-orange in fall are large for a spirea. Large white flower clusters in June. An attractive and durable shrub that merits more use in the landscape.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Annually, cut the entire plant back 1/2 to 2/3's of the way. Following this remove any large, old canes as close to the ground as possible which will stimulate new sprouts to develop below the cuts.

    This type of pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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