Spiraea is a varied and useful genus of hardy flowering shrubs. About 80 species come from the northern temperate regions.
For this hybrid I crossed Spiraea hayatana, a Taiwanese species, with S. japonica Magic Carpet.
Spiraea ‘Sparkling Champagne’ is
- A very hardy deciduous shrub
- Will grow in any well drained soil, acid or alkaline
- Prefers full sun but will grow in light shade
- Spiraea ‘Sparkling Champagne’ is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub
- Rich orange red foliage emerges in the spring
- Leaves fade to lime green through the summer
- The leaves turn to an outstanding fiery reds & yellows in the fall
- Flowers have clusters of white to rose petal with red stamens in the spring
- If sheared after flowering it will continue to flower throughout the summer
- Best pruned in late winter and can be cut very hard, nearly to the ground
- Deer tend to leave it alone in favour of tastier treats
- AND a low royalty rate to attract all parts of the UK amenity and landscaping market
Sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.
Rich orange maroon golden leaves emerges in the spring
Flowers clusters of white to rose petals with red stamens in the spring
Why did I name a Spirea, ‘Sparkling Champagne’? Because if you look closely the fully open flowers look just like (well pretty much like) the surface of a glass of Pink Fizz.
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Outstanding fiery reds & yellows in the autumn.photo Peter Moore
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- Specieshayatana x japonica
- Cultivar'Sparkling Champagne' Lonspi EU32553
- Height & Spread1- 2 m x 1.5 - 2m
- Plant Breeders RightsPropagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the Agent