Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'
Common name: 
Anthony Waterer Spirea
Dwarf Red Spirea
Pronunciation: 
sp-i-REE-a ja-PON-i-ka
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
S. × bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub, 2-4 ft (0.6-1.2 m), wider than tall.  Leaves alternate, simple, oval-lanceolate, 2.5-7.5 cm long, reddish-brown when new then bluish-green, a small fraction of leaves are variegated or entirely white (leaf chimera); leaves may turn russet-red in fall.   Blooms in summer.  Flowers are deep pink to reddish, borne in 10-15 cm flat-topped clusters (corymbs).
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Derived from S. japonica 'Bumalda' and introduced in 1875.  Dirr (1998) thinks there are many forms of this cultivar, some of which do not develop variegated leaves.
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