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Japanese spirea 'Anthony'
Scientific Name: Spiraea japonica Hort.
Family: Rosaceae
Japanese spirea 'Anthony' (Spiraea  japonica)
Spiraea "Anthony Waterer", the flash of the camera makes the flowers of this spiraea look like a lighter pink than their real color.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-9,14-21,32-41
USDA: 4-9

Heat Tolerance: Not well adapted to low desert extreme heat

Sun Exposure: Full sun or light shade

Origin: Japan, Korea, China

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 3 feet spread (90 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, good drainage

Propagation: Softwood cuttings in spring, seeds

The spiraea is listed as an invasive plant by the Plant Conservation Alliance.

Cultural Practices:
Trim short in late winter.

Blooming Habits:
Dense heads of pink flowers in summer

Fruiting Habits:

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