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Spiraea bullata 'Crispa'

Crispleaf Spiraea

Plant Type:


Spiraea bullata ‘Crispa’ (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – Crispleaf Spirea is a very small shrub covered with dark blue-green bullate leaves; “bullate” means that the tissue between the veins is raised giving the small leaves a warty appearance... no, I'm not that smart - I had to look it up. It is more attractive than it sounds! Dark rosy pink florets clustered in dense corymbs are 1.5” to 3” unfolding from dark buds in June to July; they are quite large in comparison to the shrub’s small stature. Autumn color is bronze to dark bronze-maroon. Crispleaf Spirea is small enough for a trough, front of the shrub border and in the rock garden. This neat little plant is best grown in cooler climates.


12-15 in


12-15 in


Red Pink
Item Description Price  
SPIBUCRI Spiraea bullata 'Crispa' (5 pint Square - 68 fluid ounces / 2.0110 liters) $22.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Spiraea bullata 'Crispa'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Edging
  • Small / Miniature
  • Trough
  • Foundation
  • Rock Garden
  • Knot Garden
  • Railroad Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Spiraea

Common Name: Spirea

Spireas are useful shrubs of easy temperament. Making terrific fillers, hedgers and many fantastic foundation shrubs they are renowned for their toughness. They can down face taller shrubs and conifers and are versatile enough to be easily worked into herbaceous gardens where they will provide year round structure. Many are of Asian origin but we have also some fine New World counterparts. Most are happier in more sun. And though drought tolerant they will be more content in fertile conditions. All of the following are cutting grown.