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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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little princess spiraea is on invasive watch list
Photo 4 of 12This is a nonnative plant that is on the invasive watch list of the states of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia and the U.S. Forest Service. It is best avoided near moist areas.

Little Princess Spiraea (4 of 12)

Deciduous shrub with light-green foliage, rose-pink flowers
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plant in rich but well-drained soil
Water regularly until established; fertilize in spring; prune one-half to one-third when dormant
Deadhead to prevent the formation of seeds that produce unwanted seedlings
Height: 2-3 feet; width: to 3 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt; may suffer some tip dieback in this zone.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; may defoliate early in hot, dry weather.

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