01 Mar Spiraea japonica ‘Magic Carpet’
If you want some fireworks in your garden this variety of spirea will put on a show all season long. In the spring new foliage emerges red eventually revealing clusters of pink flowers that bloom through to October. This compact shrub can be used as a stand-alone centre piece or in a boarder, it’s versatility makes it a no-brainer.
Spirea benefit from a good prune at the beginning of the spring and half way through the summer, it will encourage more blooms. Try planting a single row of spirea on both sides of a driveway or walkway. It’s a simple and dramatic way to welcome any guest!
A close up of the beautiful new growth and clusters of flowers about to emerge.
The show fall colours.