How to Grow and Care for Japanese Spirea

Japanese spirea, also known as S. japonica or Japanese meadowsweet, is a low-maintenance, flowering shrub native to Japan and China. It has become a popular choice in gardens and landscapes due to its resilience and adaptability. Japanese spirea can grow up to six feet in height and seven feet in width, with lustrous green leaves and white, pink, or purple flowers that attract butterflies and pollinators. It can tolerate various soil conditions and is hardy in USDA Zones 3 to 8. Proper transplanting, cultivation, and pruning techniques are essential for optimal growth and maintenance.