Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Spiraea bumalda


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Attracts Butterflies

Spiraea bumalda 'Magic Carpet' (Rosaceae)
(spi-REE-a boo-MALL-da)
Magic Carpet Spirea

Brilliant color gleams from these tidy, compact shrubs. Chartreuse foliage is haloed by pinkish-red new growth; in May and June, the electricity intensifies when dark rosy-pink flowers cover the plant. Wiry stems offer winter interest in the garden, creating a true four-season shrub. Mature size of 3' x 3' makes this a great spirea for small gardens, showy enough to stand alone as a specimen or fabulous in a sweeping line. Trail some bright purple Verbena 'Homestead' beneath for eye-opening fun. Not native.

Bloom color: pink
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 3-8

Container size: Gal.
Price: $20
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