Spirea is a shrub that has stood the test of time, and for good reason. These unique shrubs provide a wide range of flowering times, foliage colors, and growth habits, making them useful as an accent planting, hedge, or border planting. Flower times vary between varieties, but flowers are common from spring to early summer. The flowers are usually white, pink, or red, and the small blooms can appear as flat head blooms, round domes, or upright spikes depending on your chosen variety.
Spirea is also a low-maintenance planting that is perfect for the less-is-more gardener. Seasonal pruning is not required on most varieties, though you can certainly prune denser varieties for shape or to keep the shrub from growing into unwanted areas. Just be sure to cut back after the flowering period.
Spirea comes in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Meadows Farms carries a great selection of spireas throughout the growing season. Take a look below at a selection of varieties carried by most Meadows Farms locations. Please note that selection varies, so be sure to call your local Meadows Farms for pricing and availability information.
A broadly spreading garden shrub featuring attractive clusters of carmine-red flowers offset against the foliage that turns purple in fall; very low maintenance plant, excellent in groupings, needs full sun and well-drained soil.
One of the most versatile of all garden shrubs for color effect, with foliage emerging bright red fading to yellow in summer, turning deep red in fall, and showy flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in early summer; forms a large dense ball, neat and tidy.
An impressive shrub for color, featuring light gold foliage which emerges bronze, turning red in fall, and flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in early summer; ideal size for garden detail, forms a dense, compact ball, neat and tidy.
A deservedly popular garden detail shrub with showy flat-topped clusters of bright pink flowers in early summer held above the foliage; forms a dense and tight mound, very attractive in groupings; needs full sun and well-drained soil.
A first-rate garden detail shrub for color effect, with foliage emerging bright red fading to yellow in summer, turning deep red in fall, and showy flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in early summer; forms a dense, compact ball, neat and tidy.
A compact, spreading garden shrub featuring showy flat-topped clusters of fluorescent red flowers over deep green foliage, turning purple in fall; ideal as a compact color accent shrub in the garden, beautiful in groupings; full sun and well-drained soil.
An unusual garden shrub in that it features highly attractive flat-topped flowers in combinations of red, pink and white all on the same plant, held above the foliage in early summer; upright and mounded, makes an ideal color accent or garden detail shrub.
A stunning specimen shrub absolutely smothered in snow-white flowers in late spring held along gracefully arching branches, attractive shape and foliage the rest of the year; needs full sun and well-drained soil.