|Flower: .Two flower forms. The spring-blooming spireas usually are borne in
umbels(clusters in which all flower stems start from one point and are about the same
lenght.) The summer-blooming sprieas are either flat-topped clusters or long plumy
clusters borne at the tips of branches. Colors range from white, to pink, to red.
|Foliage: Undistinguished leaves for most species, few have colored leaves in autumn
and no decorative fruits.
|Misc. info: All spireas are easy to grow and have no particular pests.
|S. Anthony Waterer
One of the most popular and widely grown of summer-flowering shrubs. Bright crimson
flowers ocurring midsummer onwards.
|S. Froebelli Pink Similar
to Antony Waterer but growth habit is somewhat taller and wider.
|S. Goldflame This
is a very popular variety mainly for its foliage which emerge reddish-orange in spring and
become bright yellow then green. But this beauty also has lovely deep rose-red flowers.
|S. Little Princess Low
dwarf mounding. Has pink to rose-crimson colored flowers in late spring thru
summer and onward.
|S. Limemound, G. mnd A
compact dwarf shrub that forms pink clusters of flowers from mid summer onward. The
foliage is yellow to yellow-green.
|S. Shirobana Later
flowering from mid summer on. Flowers are a mixture of white, pink and deep rose some
times on the same head. This a dwarf growing shrub of about 3'.
|S. Snowmound A
small dense white flowering maound forming shrub.
|S. Vanhouttei Vigorous
growing shrub of 6-7' tall with arching branches. Flowers in mid-May borne in dense
umbels along these gracefully arching branches.