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Spiraea japonica ‘Froebelii’ (Froebel Japanese spirea), leaves

digital color photograph
Digitization Status
Born digital
Photographic image
Date created
2005 – 2012
Spiraea japonica ‘Froebelii’ (Froebel Japanese spirea), dense upright mounded deciduous shrub that typically grows 4-6’ tall with a slightly larger spread, leaves (to 3” long) are oval and sharply-toothed, flowers are tiny pink in flat-topped clusters (corymbs) covering the foliage from late spring to mid-summer with sparse and intermittent repeat bloom sometimes occurring, ‘Froebelii’ is a somewhat compact form that typically grows to 3-3.5’ tall with a slightly larger spread,  leaves emerge brownish-red in spring changing to blue-green as the growing season progresses and finally turning burgundy to wine red in fall, flowers are small carmine red in flattened corymbs (to 3” across) appear in late spring, this cultivar is synonymous with and formerly known as S. x bumalda ‘Froebelii’