Spiraea japonica 'Walbuma'
A neat, compact, mounded shrub with vibrant red new leaves. Clusters of small pink flowers contrast with bright gold mature foliage that turns rich russet red in fall. This extraordinary combination of colors will brighten and enhance any landscape. Deciduous. Sold in 2 gallon container.
Watering Needs: Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Plant type: Shrub
Sunset climate zones: 2 - 10, 14 - 21
Growth habit: Spreading
Growth rate: Moderate
Average landscape size: Moderate growing compact mound; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Special features: Attracts Butterflies, Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Foliage color: Yellow
Flower color: Pink
Flower attributes: Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Design Ideas: This is an exceptional low growing shrub to brighten and fill in skimpy beds and borders. Guaranteed to add zest to any foundation planting scheme. Use to flesh out contrast at the lawn's edge. Neaten up in front of old shrubs with bare legs. Line them up along driveway or sidewalk for cheerful curb appeal. Sets nicely into foreground of woodlands to bring light to a shaded background. Even works well with spare modern designs needing vividly colored foliage with some seasonal change.