- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Spireas like the Little Princess are recognizable, low-maintenance and traditional additions to cottage gardens and rustic landscape plantings for good reason. Little Princess is a compact cultivar with low maintenance needs, few pest or disease problems, and brilliant pink flowers in the summer. This spirea is a cultivar of Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica) and works well as an accent plant single shrub in a small garden.
Lime green, deciduous foliage offers an excellent contrast for the blooms, which attract pollinators. In a mixed planting, its compact size makes it an excellent companion to go in front of larger shrubs. It grows in USDA zones 4 to 8 and tolerates moderate drought conditions. .A vigorous growth habit also means these plants are easy to shape into a dense, low hedge or border.
Little Princess Spirea Care
The Little Princess spirea prefers partial shade to full sun and well-drained soil. It is moderately drought tolerant but benefits from regular watering while it is getting established and during extended dry spells. A layer of mulch over the root zone will further decrease watering needs. These shrubs do not need much fertilizer; a one-time application of a slow-release fertilizer in spring is sufficient.
A light pruning in spring ensures maximum blooming. Cut back about a third of the stems at this time. To shape a group of these plants into an informal hedge, prune the spireas harder in the early spring to create the form you want. Snipping off dead flowers mid-summer encourages a second flush of flowers.
Little Princess Spirea Spacing
The Little Princess is a compact, mounding shrub that grows no more than 2 to 3 feet wide and high. Plant them with this spacing to form a dense, low hedge or border. Give them a bit more space as specimens or if planted around larger shrubs in a mixed garden.
Little Princess Spirea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Pink
|Bloom Period: June To July
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Erosion Control, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
|Common Name: Little Princess Spirea
|Scientific Name: SPIRAEA JAPONICA `LITTLE PRINCESS`
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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