Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’

Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ is also known as Spiraea x bumalda ‘Anthony Waterer’, Spiraea japonica var. alpina Maxim, Japanese Meadowsweet, Korean Spiraea ‘Anthony Waterer’, Anthony Waterer Spirea, or Japanese Spirea ‘ Anthony Waterer’. It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ is an upright deciduous shrub. It is native to riparian or wetlands in Japan, China, and Korea, however, it does not tolerate saturated soil for a very long time.

Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’

It can grow to about 1m or 3ft. Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ has alternate simple leaves that are ovate, the leaves start as reddish, turn to green, and again red in autumn. Stems are reddish. The flowers are reddish-pink or magenta. It flowers on new growth so pruning in late winter or early spring helps promote flowering and deadheading flowers also help. Flowers appear in late spring and summer collection of small flowers in flat-topped clusters or corymbs. Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ flowers attract butterflies and bees. It is deer-tolerant.

Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ is an easy to grow plant. Place it in the sun or partial shade in moist soil. Propagate by softwood cuttings or division. It is generally pest-free and disease-free.

Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'
Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’
Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'
Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’

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