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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Japanese Spirea
  • Japanese Meadowsweet
  • Maybush

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Location: Silver Spring, MD
Date: 2014-05-27
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: West Chicago, Illinois
Date: June in the 1980's
a group in bloom
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-05-29
full-grown specimen in bloom
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-05-30
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-05-30

Date: 2015-01-09
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Courtesy American Daylily and Perennials
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Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 1 June 2016
The Little Princess begins her show on 1 June 2016.
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: KALAMA WA
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  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 27, 2014 11:18 AM concerning plant:
    Japanese Spirea (Spiraea japonica) 'Little Princess' produces tons of delicate pale pink blossoms in the late spring and early summer. With deadheading, it will continue to produce blossoms throughout the summer. When in bloom, it is a pollinator magnet, attracting both bees and butterflies. 'Little Princess' does best in full sun. Foliage turns reddish in autumn.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 12, 2018 1:19 PM concerning plant:
    'Little Princess' has been a very popular landscape plant since the 1980's. This cultivar was selected in Holland. It has replaced another compact cultivar with small leaves that is the Alpine Japanese Spirea (Spiraea japonica alpina) that was used a lot in the 1970's.
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Catmint20906 On May 20, 2015 Bloomed
joannmorford On June 1, 1998 Obtained plant
Planted by original owner
EmmerDo25 On June 24, 2018 Transplanted
Bought 2 plants on Sat. and 1 more on Sun. Planted all the on Sun with 50/50/50 Fertilizer tree frog one
GoTilly On June 15, 2023 Bloomed
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