Spirea betulifolia

Description

Noted for its dazzling foliage, Spiraea betulifolia is a compact, rounded, deciduous shrub with multi-season interest. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of small, flat clusters of tiny white flowers cover the foliage of birch-like, dark green leaves. In the fall, the leaves warm up to glowing orange, red and purple shades, adding sparkle to the late season garden. Easy care, this flowering shrub is perfect as a specimen plant or massed in rock gardens, low hedges for paths and walkways, and also incorporates well into foundation plantings.

Part of the Butterfly Bed & Breakfast Project.

Description

Noted for its dazzling foliage, Spiraea betulifolia is a compact, rounded, deciduous shrub with multi-season interest. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of small, flat clusters of tiny white flowers cover the foliage of birch-like, dark green leaves. In the fall, the leaves warm up to glowing orange, red and purple shades, adding sparkle to the late season garden. Easy care, this flowering shrub is perfect as a specimen plant or massed in rock gardens, low hedges for paths and walkways, and also incorporates well into foundation plantings.

Part of the Butterfly Bed & Breakfast Project.