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Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'

Japanese Spirea
Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Height: Maximum 3 feet
Width: Maximum 3 feet
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Little Princess' is an easy-to-grow, deciduous shrub that blooms from late spring to early summer, covering itself with dainty, light rose-pink flowers. Spiraea japonica (Japanese spirea) is native from Japan and Korea into northern China, and through that wide range it is extremely variable. 'Little Princess' is smaller-growing selection, making it a better match for many gardens. In summer its toothed leaves are bright green. It has good fall color and tends to hold its leaves late. 'Little Princess' is a good choice for a shrub border or a mixed border, with perennials. Its pink flowers complement plants with burgundy foliage: purpleleaf black elder (Sambucus nigra 'Gerda'), smokebush (Cotinus), or purpleleaf Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Royal Cloak' or 'Rose Glow'). perennials with large leaves, such as Acanthus caroli-alexandri or those with purple foliage, such as Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' would also be good companions.

This small spirea prefers full sun to light or open shade. Plant it in rich moist to well-drained soil, although it will tolerate clay if the drainage is adequate. Provide regular water to this small shrub to keep it looking its best through the summer. A few older stems can be pruned to the ground in the winter every year. Alternatively, cut the entire shrub back to six to eight inches tall every three or four years and allow it to regrow.

(Source: Great Plant Picks)

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A Rocky Mountain Nursery Independence, OR Email now 503-838-4222 Container: 2
A Valley Growers Nursery Hubbard, OR Email now 503-651-3535 Container: 2
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    Alpha Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-1286 Container: 3
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    Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Container: 3
    Blue Mountain Nursery LLC Damascus, OR Email now 503-658-1991 Container: 1
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  • Case Nursery Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-1567 Bare Root: 3 Liner: 2
    Harley Higgins and Sun Nursery Woodburn, OR Email now 503-310-8582 Container: X
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    Highland Meadow Nursery Inc. Molalla, OR Email now 503-651-3810 Container: X
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  • Hochstein Nursery LLC Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-5651 Container: 2
    Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 2
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  • Sester Farms Inc. Gresham, OR Email now 503-663-4844 Container: X
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  • Ten Oaks Nursery Molalla, OR Email now 971-270-7438 Container: X