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Japanese Spirea, Japanese Meadowsweet, Maybush 'Monhub'

Spiraea x bumalda

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Spiraea (spy-REE-ah) (Info)
Species: x bumalda (boo-MAHL-dah) (Info)
Cultivar: Monhub
Additional cultivar information:(PP5834, aka Limemound®)
Hybridized by Huber
Registered or introduced: 1984

Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

La Crescenta, California

Wichita, Kansas

Kansas City, Missouri

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Nashville, Tennessee

Paris, Texas

Quitman, Texas

Spring, Texas

Mechanicsville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 5, 2010, bungalow1056 from Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a great little Spirea variety. The bright, almost chartreuse green leaves are beautiful in and of themselves. They bud out early in April here in 7b. The flowers make a lovely show in May; the pinkish-purple blooms contrast beautifully with the light green foliage. Mine responds best when pruned in late winter (Feb).

Neutral

On Oct 25, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:


Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 5834 has expired

Positive

On Sep 1, 2006, ceejaytown from The Woodlands, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lime Mound Spiraea is a compact shrub with a mounding - almost cascading - habit. The foliage changes from chartreuse green in early spring to lime green in the summer. The soft pink flowers in spring are an added attraction. The foliage seems to glow in contrast to the darker greens of other plants - a bright spot in the garden. I really like this plant!

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