Japanese Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Shibori') in the Spiraeas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Blooms on new wood
Pollinators: Various insects


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Location: Thorndale, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-08-05a group at a shopping center landscape
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Location: Thorndale, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-08-05white & pink flower clusters
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-06-20
By zuzu
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Location: outdoors in my gardenDate: 2014-06-30Caution: Spirea japonica is now officially invasive in my garden
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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on May 6, 2018 11:04 AM

Purchased this plant about 5 years ago (2013) from a local box store. Long blooming from spring (May) into the fall. The only downside for me is that I was hoping for a good nectar source for hummingbirds and other pollinators but they aren't interested at all. I've seen hummingbirds (and various insects) approach the flowers but they quickly move on. The plant must be sterile or it has nothing to offer by way of nectar or pollen. So, Shibori is just eye candy.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 18, 2018 7:17 PM

'Shibori' is a common cultivar of the Japanese Spirea that is sold at conventional nurseries. It has both white and pink flower clusters on one plant. Some plants tend to have more white; some have more pink, and some are about even in number. Best to buy it in bloom.

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