- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 9
Do you love sweets as much as you love plants? Then this unique shrub is for you. Poprocks® Petite Spirea, or Spirea Japonica Odessa, is super sweet like candy - with puffy, round flowers the color of classic bubblegum, they pop right off against the shrub’s bright green foliage. Reaching a fully grown size of about 2 to 3 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide, this irresistible shrub can fit right in alongside your walkway, in mixed beds, or as the main attraction in your patio container. This shrub doesn’t require much attention, so you can spend more time simply enjoying it as eye candy.
This yummy shrub is popular with butterflies and songbirds, so you can expect cute critters to stop by and visit your Poprocks® Petite Spirea. Your shrub’s flowers will grow abundantly throughout the summertime, during which you won’t need to perform any maintenance. During autumn and winter, however, you can cut lightly if you want to reduce its size. The shrub is deer and disease resistant as well as drought and cold tolerant, making it very easy to take care of. It is most commonly planted on borders or as an accent plant.
Poprocks® Petite Spirea Plant Care
To plant your shrub, you should dig a hole that is double the width of the pot, and about the same depth as the pot. Before planting it in the ground, loosen up the roots gently with your fingers so that they can spread comfortably once it’s buried in the ground. To facilitate its growth, you can apply some potting soil around the base of your shrub and tap it gently. Once planted, soak it with a watering can for about a minute and a half to help it settle in its new spot. You should then water it every week, especially when the weather is hot. It will benefit the most from full sun exposure for a minimum of 6 hours each day. Although fertilizer is not necessary, you can use an all-purpose fertilizer during the spring when the leaves begin sprouting.
The ideal time to prune your Poprocks® Petite Spirea is during the springtime after the threat of frost is gone. Doing so will help your shrub maintain its shape and keep it looking fresh and healthy. To promote new growth, you can easily cut it down to about a foot tall. However, pruning is completely optional as these shrubs can stay compact on their own.
Poprocks® Petite Spirea Plant Spacing
You can space your shrubs between 2 to 15 feet apart, based on the expected full size of their neighboring plants. For full hedges, you can space them fairly close while allowing for a bit of room between them.
Poprocks® Petite Spirea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Bloomin' Easy|
|Common Name: Poprocks® Petite Spirea|
|Scientific Name: SPIRAEA POPROCKS `PETITE`|
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.
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
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.