Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'
- available to order from summer
- 2 litre pot
- Standard £5.95
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Flat heads of carmine pink flowers in mid and late summer and sharply toothed, dark green leaves, often with creamy-white margins. The foliage of this deciduous shrub is an attractive bronze-red when young. Ideal for a sunny, well-drained site, it makes an excellent specimen plant or colourful, informal flowering hedge.
Garden care: Deadhead after flowering. In early spring, hard prune the flowered stems to a permanent framework 10-15cm (4-6in) above the ground.