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Little Spark® Spirea

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

The Little Spark® Spirea is a lovely plant that provides a big impact on a bed or outdoor space. Delicate flowers are tiny but grow in clusters creating bursts of pinkish-purple blooms. The flowers grow on tall stems and hover above the foliage. Trim the flowers back when they start to fade to encourage a second flush of flowers later in the summer. When the foliage first appears in the spring, it is orange in color. As the season progresses, the foliage turns yellow, and it will hold this vibrant hue even in the peak summer sunshine. 

Plant Spirea in beds or borders. The vibrant color makes a lively addition to a mixed bed, while two blooming cycles ensure plenty of opportunities to enjoy the colorful flowers. This shrub is low maintenance and drought-tolerant. Deer do not prefer the striking foliage for added convenience. The Little Spark® Spirea grows as a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 8.

Little Spark® Spirea Care

This showstopper thrives in full sun, which will ensure the foliage puts on a spectacular display. Rich, well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acidic will support healthy growth. Spirea needs consistent water for the first growing season. Established plants are drought-tolerant but still need water when the top layer of the soil is dry. This plant is not a heavy feeder, and one application of balanced fertilizer in the spring is enough to sustain Spirea. 

Prune the plant in late winter or early spring. A light prune after the spring bloom will encourage more growth and another round of flowers.

Little Spark® Spirea Spacing

This charming upright perennial will grow 18 to 24 inches tall and 18 to 30 inches wide. Plants can be spaced 14 to 28 inches apart.

Little Spark® Spirea Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 30 Inches
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Orange
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Brand: First Editions Plants
Common Name: Little Spark® Spirea
Other Name(s):

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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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.