General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 5 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Spiraea
  • Fritsch Spiraea
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Spiraea fritschiana
  • Synonym: Spiraea fritschiana var. latifolia

Photo Gallery
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL
Date: 2018-08-23
one of a few specimens

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Aug 30, 2018 9:48 AM concerning plant:
    I've only once ever seen this species. It is called the Korean or Fritsch Spirea that is native to Korea & China. I came upon a few specimens planted at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois that were planted right next to the Native Plant Garden, though not native. I thought they might be an American species being in that area until I looked up the scientific name. Actually, these plants were labelled as Spiraea fritschiana latifolia. It looks like a nice, reliable, small shrub, like a number of other spireas.

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