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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

full-grown specimen in bloom

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 27, 2014 11:18 AM

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.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 12, 2018 1:19 PM

'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
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Planted by original owner
EmmerDo25 On June 24, 2018 Transplanted
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