Spiraea japonica ‘Froebelii’

Froebelii Japanese Spiraea
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

3-5″ x 4-6′


Full to partial sun


Medium Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attracts Butterflies, Hedge

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

A2, A3, 2-10, 14-21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate to fast-growing deciduous shrub to 3-5’’ tall x 4-6’ wide. This attractive variety forms a rounded mound of soft, lance-shaped foliage that emerges with an attractive bronzy-red tinge, maturing to a medium-bluish-green in summer to eventually turn lovely shades of burgundy and wine-red in the cool of fall. Abundant clusters of showy, flat-topped rosy-pink flowers appear atop the lush-looking foliage late-spring into summer. A favorite for butterflies. Spiraea blooms on new wood, so any pruning should be done in late-winter to early-spring for best blooming results. Well-suited as an accent, border, informal hedge or large-area mass planting. Prefers a well-drained soil, regular watering and a full to partial sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 4-9
Sunset Zone: A2, A3, 2-10, 14-21

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