|Species:||Spiraea japonica L.|
|Synonim:||Spiraea bumalda “Anthony Waterer”|
Origin: China, Japan.
Botanical characteristics: This small deciduous shrub is brushy, round, fast-growing. Leaves are ovate or lanceolate, toothed, bronze when young and then dark green, lighter below. It has an abundant bloom of deep pink flowers clustered in corymbs from July to September.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soils but can adapt to all types of land. It has an high resistance to drought, salinity, pollution.
Use: It is very ornamental for its flowering and crown colouring. It is used for borders, free low hedges, in combination with other shrubs in parks and gardens or as ground cover. It is the ideal in urban green areas, especially in traffic islands and to cover road embankments and river banks.
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