Japanese Spiraea (Spiraea japonica)

S. albiflora.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Japanese Spiraea
Spiraea japonica

Plants can be grown as a low hedge, the cultivar ‘Albiflora’ has been especially mentioned[29]. ‘Bumalda’ has also been recommended[200].

Plants can be grown as a ground cover when planted about 1.2 metres apart each way[208].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if possible. It is likely to require stratification before it germinates, so stored seed should be sown in a cold frame as early in the year as you receive it. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a light sandy soil a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, 15cm long, October/November in an outdoor frame[200]. Another report says that September is a good time to do this[11]. Division of suckers in early spring[200]. They can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.
Tolerates most soils[200], but prefers a good loamy soil, abundant moisture and full sunlight[11, 200]. Succeeds in part shade[184]. Hardy to about -20¡c[184]. A polymorphic species[1], it hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[11]. A very ornamental plant, there are many named varieties[182].
E. Asia – Japan.

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