video Japanese Spirea is a very popular shrub among landscape designers, and it has become famousThanks to the fact that its decorative effect is maintained with early springtime and up to the first frost. The price of planting material is small, and you can buy it in almost every nursery.
With all its external beauty, Japanese Spirea is easy to fit and care. The peculiarity of this plant is that it is very hardy and can easily adapt to various environmental conditions. On the territory of our country is grown almost everywhere, from the southern coast to the cold and arid regions. However, there are several varieties that can freeze in the conditions of a harsh winter, they need spring pruning, carried out for sanitary purposes, after which the bush will recover and will bloom in the same year.
Spirei Japanese need 3-4 hours of direct sun during the day, with this minimum, the owner of the plant will be able to admire not only lush growth, but also abundant flowering. With constant sunlight, the shrub will naturally be even more luxurious.
Agrotechnical peculiarities of growing spirea of Japanese
. Soil fertility, irrigation intensity, way of shelter in winter - all this is not so important for spirea. Watering the plant is necessary only during the first year after transplantation. There are no special recommendations for pruning, but the crown of the plant, under skilled hands, is perfectly formed. The shrub can grow from 30 cm to one and a half meters, it all depends on what kind of variety was purchased. The shape of the crown can be described as spherical, in some cases - dense and thickened, in others - rare and disheveled. Faceliness is excellent, even trunks do not shine through the land itself.
Photos of the Japanese Spirea can often be found not only on the Internet, but also on the pages of monthly catalogs with planting material, where many different varieties are offered to gardeners. Flowering begins in July and continues until August. Only those shoots that flourish at the plant this year flourish. The term of ripening seeds is October. Subsidiary plants take root easily. For successful rooting it is necessary to dig a hole, the size of which will correspond to the roots. If the soil is fertile, then planting will not require additional fertilizer fertilization. This shrub is often used as a hedge, for this purpose, for example, Japanese Goldflame varieties of spirea are suitable.
Decorating the Homestead by Planting Spireas of the Japanese
Shrub looks bright year-round, therefore it is very convenient for decorating gardens. In its beauty there are no so-called "failures" affecting a certain season. The roots of the plant do not twist the roots of neighbors, and the bush itself is not distinguished by a large number of root streams. The plant gets on well with any environment.
Recommendation: The Japanese Krisla spiraeus can be used to create a shrub-tree group in which its purpose will be to disguise the open trunks of high-growing representatives.
Such as: chubushnik, lilac, magnolia. The compactness of the bush allows you to plant it even in flowerbeds with bulbous and annuals. They can also be decorated with rockeries, with low-growing perennials. Spirea is irreplaceable where it is necessary to create a single bright image, for example, as a hedge, a separation border, when planting slopes.
It is necessary to cut planting spirea once a month, but the plant, of course, will not bloom. Therefore, before planting, it is advisable to decide in which quality this shrub will be used, as a flowering or decorative leafy form. Grooming amenable to great, bush fully leafed and well developed. Some compact plants give a wonderful golden shade of foliage, for example, the spiraea variety of the Japanese "Goldmound".
Sanitary or rejuvenating pruning is carried out so as not to disturb the symmetry of the shoots. Only broken branches and dead wood are cut. Shrubs that are more than 4 years old, are subjected to more detailed pruning, they have removed several branches up to the base of the trunk.
Decorative varieties of Japanese spirea: features and disadvantages of
Japanese Spirea, as the name implies, was brought to us from Japan, but it is also grown in China. A beautiful shrub with felted shoots, oblong, succulent leaves, green at the top, and bluish below, which are colored with various shades of red-orange by the autumn. Flowering lasts up to 50 days a year. This type of spirea has many varieties that differ in intensity of color and flowering, height, shape of the crown. In our country, the most common varieties are the following.
Japanese Little Princess Spirea Variety
The plant forms a neat shrub up to 60 cm tall, with a rounded compact crown, blue-green foliage in the shape of an elongated ellipse. Pink flowers, gathered in inflorescence-shield. Flowering occurs in early to mid-summer. Shrub growth is slow. Looks great in a single planting, and when planting edges, creating shrub groups in the hedge. Among the shortcomings of the variety can be noted the rapid loss of intensity of color by colors that can fade in the bright sun.
Spiroi variety of Japanese "Shiroban"
Shrub, reaching a height of 80cm. With dark green narrow leaves of a lanceolate form, about 2.5 cm in length. The shade of the flowers of this variety can be white or bright pink, and sometimes even red. It all depends on how illuminated the place where the bush grows. Blooms in July and abundantly launches new flower stalks until mid-August. This variety can diversify rock gardens, low curbs, compositions of conifers or other shrubs. The lack of varieties - the untidiness of the bush, without cutting the spirea forms the crown chaotically.
The variety of the spirea of the Japanese “Albiflora”
It’s also a white spirea. The height of the bush is 60 cm, and the flowers are white, which is very unusual for the spirea, which bloom in summer. During flowering, an indescribable, thick and rich aroma soars over the bush. The foliage of the plant is green, oval in shape, and against its background white inflorescences look especially amazing. However, blooming - the flower gets a brown-withered shade, so these flower stalks should be removed in a timely manner.
Japanese Golden Princess Spirea Variety
An interesting shrub reaching 50-60cm in height, the span of the crown diameter is 1 m and a little more. In the spring, the foliage acquires a bright yellow hue, in the summer it brightens, and in the fall the leaves turn orange, with soft semitones. In length, the leaf has 7-8 cm. Flowering is abundant and begins in the month of June. The flowers themselves are pink or reddish-pink, gathered in the inflorescence-shield, which can be up to 5 cm in diameter. The plant attracts a lot of insects, so it is not recommended to plant in places for walks and children's activities.
Spiraea is often used as an ornamental groundcover that can get along well with other low-growing plants, such as, for example, potentilla, lavender, St. John's wort, rudbeckia, yarrow, and field grass. Recently, this shrub can be found not only in private gardens, but also in city parks.