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Spiraea thunbergii 'Mt. Fuji'

Thunberg Spirea

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Spiraea thunbergii ‘Mt. Fuji’ – ​6 available. Thunberg Spirea has elliptic willowy leaves some of which are touched with creamy white variegations giving the shrub a very soft and delicate appearance. But the gentle appearance belies its tough disposition. This lovely shrub is adorned in very early spring with white or very pale pink flowers up and down the branches before the foliage sprouts. The arching branches carry clean and beautiful foliage throughout the spring and summer whereupon it turns gold and orange lasting for a long time in fall – until the end of November here in northeastern Connecticut. Site ‘Mt. Fuji’ in open shade to full sun planted in any decent garden soil.


Height:

3-5 ft

Spread:

3-5 ft

Colors:

White
Item Description Price  
SPITHUMT Spiraea thunbergii 'Mt. Fuji' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $20.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Spiraea thunbergii 'Mt. Fuji'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Dappled Shade
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Hedgerow
  • Natural Garden
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining

Origins

  • 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.