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Spring Greenery

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

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shirobana spirea is on invasive watch list
Photo 8 of 13This non-native plant on the invasive watch list in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and the U.S. Forest Service. It is best avoided near moist areas.

Shirobana Spirea (8 of 13)

Deciduous shrub with red, white and pink flowers blooming at the same time in early summer
Plant in full sun
Plant in rich, but well-drained soil
Water regularly until established; fertilize in spring; prune ½ to 1/3 when dormant
Deadhead to prevent the formation of seeds that produce unwanted seedlings
Height: 2-3 feet; Width: 2-3 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.
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 or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; may defoliate early in hot, dry weather.

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