Spiraea x bumalda 'DART'S RED'

Spiraea x bumalda
Spiraea x bumalda 'DART'S RED'
Bumalda spiraea
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.6-0.8m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS deep pink
BLOOMING TIME June - August
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
Hedging plants
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Bumalda spiraea is an attractive version of Japanese spiraea, a garden cross between spiraea albiflora and spiraea japonica. In spite of this interspecific crossing the nomenclature classifies the plant as s.japonica, leaving s.x bumalda as a synonym only. We stick to this older version because it differs this hybrid from other Japanese spiraeas mainly in lower growth, more compact habit, and coloured emerging foliage.

Dart’s Red is an eye-catching Bumalda spiraea with deep pink flowers. They are formed in terminal corymbs from June until late summer if deadheaded continuously. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, coppery red when they emerge, turning dark green in summer, shallowly serrated at margins. When in full bloom the inflorescences are held just above foliage making a stunning display of pink flowers. A sport of Anthony Waterer spiraea.

Spring pruning will encourage new growths and the plant will get thicker and will flower more profusely. You can cut off up to two thirds of previous year’s growth or trim the twigs to achieve a desired shape. It is widely soil adaptable but does best in slightly acidic, fertile, constantly moist soil in full sun. Fully hardy to about -40°C (USDA zone 3) and suitable for outdoor pots.

Last update 04-02-2014
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
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