What an unusual name for a plant, isn't it? But it is with meaning. Spirea comes from the Greek word 'speira' - bending. If you look at the plant, it will be noticeable how beautifully its branches are bent.
Spiraea is often found in the entire northern hemisphere. It all depends on the species groups. All spireas are woody shrubs. Rarely when there are species more than two meters in height.
The bush form can be quite unusual. The color of the leaves and flowers will depend on the type of plant you choose to plant.
Depending on the flowering period, all spireas are usually divided into those that bloom in spring and those that delight the eye with variegated small flowers all summer.
Choose those species that bloom in the summer, and they will delight you a much longer period of time than the spireas of spring flowering.
To those spireas that bloom in summer can be attributed to the two most common species in our country. This is a spirea Japanese and Spiraeus Bumald.
Consider them in more detail.
Japanese spirea is typical for China and Japan. It is a shrub up to one and a half meters in height, which is characterized by felted, beautifully sprung shoots. But this is when they are young. Then over the years the shoots will become naked. The leaves are oval-shaped on top of the green color, and bottom grayish. One gets the impression that they are as if covered with a bluish bloom. During the blooming period, you can observe reddish shades on young leaves. This is a very beautiful sight.
Flowering occurs throughout the summer season. Small pinkish-reddish flowers are collected in neat complex inflorescences.
If you chose Japanese Spiraea, then remember that in the spring it must be cut and leave up to twenty centimeters from the top soil layer no more
Spirea Bumalda has a very strong resemblance to the Japanese species. Spiraeus Bumald is especially beautiful when it blooms. Her flowers are bright pink. And the leaves are simply superb in their color variations. In spring, they acquire a purple hue, and in summer they become saturated with a dark green dye pigment. In the fall your shrub will turn red.
Using Japanese Spirea and Bumald Spiraea
These two types of sprayer are perfect for different variations in landscape design. If you diversify them with other types of spirey that bloom in spring, you get a wonderful garden of continuous flowering.
Japanese Spirea and Bumald Spiraeus can be planted either individually or used in group compositions.
Not bad plants look when planting them in a single, continuous row. It creates the effect of hedge, which in the process of early spring shearing can be given almost any shape.
Most often, amateurs are not distinguished by bright ideas and simply simply maintain an even upper level by cutting the top branches.
Caring for Japanese Spireas and Bumald Spiraea
These two species do not require much hassle with them. Pruning is the main condition for proper care.
Frequent watering is not required. If dry hot weather keeps up, then water once every three to four weeks. And when a dry summer is replaced by a period of rain, watering is not required at all. So, as a rule, water you do not awake them.
Fertilizing fertilizer is best carried out once a year. The optimal period is June.
Propagation of Japanese Spirea and Bumald Spirea
If you approach the issue of planting creatively, then there are several ways to reproduce. The division of the shrub can occur branches or cuttings, as well as overgrowth. Seeds are widely used for planting.
The first flowering plants will delight you only in the third year of life.
Planting Japanese Spirea and Bumald Spirea
Since we are considering planting only two types of spirees, which differ in the summer period of flowering, it is important to note that both of these species are best planted in spring or autumn. In this regard, plants that bloom in summer, give more time for planting. Spring blooms spireas should be planted only in autumn.
Diseases and pests of Japanese Spirea and Bumald Spirea
If you choose these two types of spirees for your plot, then you are lucky, as indeed, if you put a spiraeus in general, regardless of the species category. The thing is that such a plant as spirea is rarely exposed to disease. It is very resistant to pest attacks and not too gentle. However, a spider mite, aphid, and a rosaceous moth can be dangerous for a spiraeus.
Ways and means of combating these pests will prompt you in any shop specializing in plants.
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