Spiraea fritschiana
Common name: 
Korean Spirea
Pronunciation: 
sp-i-REE-a frit-she-AH-na
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) high and 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m) wide, compact, mounding.  Leaves alternate, simple, more or less elliptic, 2.5-8 cm long, tip pointed, base wedge-shaped, margin serrated, dark green; petiole about 5 mm long; fall color a fine yellow.  Flowers white, in 2.5-7.5 cm flat topped clusters (umbels).
  • Sun to light shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (3)4      Native range from central China to Korea.
  • Pink Parasols® is a selection with pink blooms.
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  • plant habit, spring flowering

    plant habit, spring flowering

  • leaves and flower clusters

    leaves and flower clusters

  • flower cluster

    flower cluster

  • leaf

    leaf