|Spirea - 'Dart's Red'|
|A compact spreading spirea with copious cherry-red flowers and blue-green foliages that turns bronze in the fall|
|Dart's Red Spirea in Bloom|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Spiraea x bulmalda "Dart's Red"|
|Height 3ft (1m)||Spread 4ft (1.5m)|
|summer leaf colour - blue-green||Fall leaf colour - Copper/bronze|
|Fruit - not significant||Bark - brown smooth|
|Blossums- Cherry Red||Fragrance - None|
|Habit - Rounded multiple stem shrub||Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils|
|Why would you want this shrub?||Bright summer flowers, bronze fall leaves|
The Dart's Red Spirea is a compact, spreading garden shrub with beautiful flat-topped clusters of long-lasting carmine-red flowers held over the foliage, turns purple in fall. This shrub is ideal size for garden detail use and is stunning when used in groupings or mass plantings.
It features showy clusters of cherry red flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges red in spring and turns an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. Neither the fruit or bark is significant enough to raise eyebrows.
Dart's Red Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
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 deer.
Dart's Red Spirea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 and is tolerant of urban pollution.
|Price last updated on Feb 05, 2014||Listing of Accent_Plants|