How to Grow Magic Carpet Spirea

Magic Carpet spirea, also known as Spiraea japonica 'Walbuma,' is an ornamental shrub that adds a touch of magic to any garden. This low-maintenance plant is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8 and stays relatively low to the ground, making it perfect for borders or ground cover. It features ovate leaves that emerge red in spring and turn yellow in summer, accompanied by delicate deep pink flowers. It can be propagated through cuttings, layering, or division, and requires well-draining soil and regular watering. Pruning and maintenance are important to maintain its vibrant appearance. It is a resilient plant that is tolerant of various pests and diseases and can be used in mixed borders for three-season interest.