- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
As a compact shrub, the Empire® Ice Dragon™ Spirea is hugely versatile in its use. Forming a mass of attractive foliage that is burgundy when young and green when it matures, it remains less than four feet when fully grown. In late spring, it produces a dazzling array of pink flowers, which are loved by pollinators and can even rebloom over the summer months. Empire® Ice Dragon™ Spirea is a tough and hardy shrub that is low maintenance.
Empire® Ice Dragon™ Spirea is deer resistant and suitable for rural landscapes. A deciduous shrub, it dies back over winter before new growth appears in spring. It is exceptionally cold hardy and can grow well in zones 4 to 9. Due to its compact form, Empire® Ice Dragon™ Spirea is suitable for growing in beds or borders, or even a large container.
Empire® Ice Dragon™ Spirea Care
For the best blooms, plant Empire® Ice Dragon™ Spirea in full sun. It can, however, tolerate some partial shade. Spireas hate wet feet so a free-draining, but fertile soil is recommended. On planting and until established, water this shrub regularly. Once this shrub has settled its roots in, it can tolerate some drought, but prefers its soil to be kept moist. Although it is a light feeder, a slow-release, general fertilizer can be applied in early spring to encourage a mass of flowers.
After flowering, the Empire® Ice Dragon™ Spirea can be lightly cut back to the next set of leaves. In winter, any dead stems can be removed, and the plant can be cut back harder if necessary, ready to produce new growth in spring.
Empire® Ice Dragon™ Spirea Spacing
Over time, the Empire® Ice Dragon™ Spirea can reach a maximum of 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide. If planting more than one out as a group a spacing of 3 to 4 feet is recommended between plants. If growing this spirea in a planter, a pot size of 8 inches wider than its current root ball is advisable.
Empire® Ice Dragon Spirea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: Re-Bloom Throughout The Season|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Deep Burgundy Against Blue-Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Empire® Ice Dragon Spirea|
|Scientific Name: Spiraea jap. Empire® Ice Dragon|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.