General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18-20 inches
Plant Spread: 20-24 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP 9363

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Common names
  • Japanese Spirea
  • Japanese Meadowsweet
  • Maybush
Also sold as:
  • Walbuma

Photo Gallery
Location: Hillsborough, NC
Date: 2016-04-11
just after leafing out..early spring
Location: Twisp
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2009-08-03
Droplets of water on the blossoms following the morning sprinkle.
Location: My garden
Date: April 2022
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2022-10-29
Location: Twisp
Date: October
Location: Hillsborough, NC
Date: 2016-04-21
Flowerbud
Location: Twisp
Date: November
Joe Pye leaves alongside
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-17
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Hillsborough, NC
Date: 2016-04-11
Early Spring Color
Location: Twisp
Bright leaves in the spring
Location: Twisp
Date: September
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2011-05-12
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2011-05-12
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2011-05-12
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2011-05-12
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2022
Date: 2022-04-29
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2008-06-25
new growth
Location: Twisp
Date: June
Location: Twisp
Date: June

Date: 2012-04-26
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-05-05
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-05-05
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2011-05-12

Date: 2013-04-24
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2011-06-23
Location: Twisp
Date: 2015-05-04
Early spring growth
Location: Denver Metro, CO
Date: Spring 2007
Baby Magic Carpet Spirea

Courtesy American Daylily and Perennials
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2015-03-24

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: In my garden
Date: 2014-03-07
Emerging spring leaves
Location: In my garden
Date: 2014-03-07
Emerging spring leaves
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2009-04-25
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-07-10
Closed flowerhead

Date: 2012-04-26

Date: 2012-04-26

Date: 2012-04-26
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: South Carolina 
Date: Spring
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-02-15
new emerging growth

Date: 2013-05-15
in bloom
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Comments:
  • Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Jan 21, 2012 5:18 PM concerning plant:
    Small dense mound-shaped shrub with clusters of deep pink flowers in summer. Red shoots in spring turn into rich red-tipped chartreuse foliage holding its color into fall. Great for the border, foundation or in mass plantings. Remove old flowers to promote continued bloom. In colder climates, dieback is common. Prune to ground level in early spring, treat as a perennial.
  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 12:30 PM concerning plant:
    Tolerates zone 5 winters with no protection. Gets to be about 2.5'-3' around and tall. Gorgeous yellow leaves in high summer. Starts off bright red in the spring, then yellow, then back to red for fall. Some of mine have sent out runners, though.
  • Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 28, 2014 4:28 AM concerning plant:
    I find this to be a slow, steady grower. In my area it is hard to find and expensive, so when I saw a sickly looking plant for a few dollars at a fair, I bought it. With pruning and good soil, it bounced back and has grown a bit each year, producing tons of flowers. Compared to other spiraeas in my garden, it does not grow too huge, which is a plus.
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