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Spiraea fritschiana 'J.N. Select A'

Fritsch Spirea

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Description

PINK-A-LICIOUS™ spirea features flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in June. Fall foliage is a colorful mix of yellow, pink, chartreuse and orange -- all on the same plant at the same time.

This shrub is a Chicagoland Grows® selection. Chicagoland Grows® is a plant introduction partnership of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Morton Arboretum and the Ornamental Growers Association of Northern Illinois formed to promote plant cultivars that perform well in northern Illinois. This cultivar is a selection from Johnson's Nursery in Wisconsin.

The genus Spiraea consists of small to medium sized flowering shrubs with a fine-textured twiggy mounding habit. The small simple leaves are generally lance-shaped and held close to the branch. Spring to early summer abundant blooms tend to be in white or pink tones, depending on the species and/or cultivar. While individual flowers are quite small, they occur in clusters of inflorescence that can be very showy.

Spireas are best used in groupings in a shrub or mixed border, where they are valued as tough, reliable and easy-care performers in northern climates. The Chicago Botanic Garden's collection includes nearly 100 varieties and 3,000 plants.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Mounded
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Pink
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8