Spiraea Sparkling Champagne

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. Why did I name a Spiraea Sparkling Champagne? Because if you look closely at the fully open flowers, they look just like (well pretty much like) the surface of a glass of pink fizz.

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
Genus Spiraea
Species hayatana x japonica
Cultivar Sparkling Champagne 'LONSPI'
Category Deciduous shrub
Height & Spread 100 - 200 cm x 150 - 200 cm
Plant Breeders Rights EU32553 Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the Agent
Colours Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.
  • spring leaves Peter Moore

  • Late spring 2017 Richard Loader

  • Late spring close up Richard Loader

  • New spring leaves Richard Richard

  • Richard Richard Summer 2016

  • close up of flower Richard Loader 2016

  • Autumn colour Peter Moore

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