The Anthony Waterer is a broadly spreading garden shrub featuring attractive clusters of profuse, deep pink flowers that bloom all summer long, offset against the blue-green foliage that turns an appealing red/purple in the fall. The fruit and the smooth brown bark neither add nor detract from the main show.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Like all spireas it is a good choice for attracting butterflies but is not particularly attractive to deer.
The plant will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution