July and August
2 to 3 ft.
3 to 4 ft.
species is native to Southeast Asia, Japan
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 6,500 ft.
Anthony Waterer spirea is an-easy-to-grow mounding shrub. It is best known for its bright pink flowers in mid summer and its tidy shape.
In spring, its leaves emerge with a reddish-purple color on slender, twiggy brances, turning dark green as they expand. Flat rose-pink flower clusters add more beauty in summer. In fall, the leaves turn purple to red.
These shrubs grow in the moderate water zone in partial shade at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. These plants have performed very well. The flowers are attractive and the fall leaf color is an added bonus.
Anthony Waterer spirea branches often die back partway over winter. Prune stems to live growth in spring.