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PlantFiles: Japanese Spirea, Japanese Meadowsweet, Maybush
Spiraea x bumalda 'Dolchica'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Spiraea (spy-REE-ah) (Info)
Species: x bumalda (boo-MAHL-dah) (Info)
Cultivar: Dolchica

Synonym:Spiraea japonica

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral janecarol2 On Jan 26, 2009, janecarol2 from Fort Jennings, OH wrote:

Fine Gardening magazine August 2006, page 56 says: this is a great cultivar of a common plant. 2 to 3 feet tall, coarsely toothed leaves flushed purplish red on new growth, tidy textural appearance that sets it apart from other spireas, even when not in bloom, zone 4-9. Not prone to producing albino shoots like 'Crispa', a similar-looking cultivar. Thrives in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. I definately am willing to try this diffrent spirea!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kansas City, Missouri
Wayne, Pennsylvania
Sumter, South Carolina



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