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Spiraea Pink Ice - variegated May bush

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Charming rambling shrub for cottage style gardens. New growth freckled in soft pink tones maturing to white then green. Flowers through spring with clusters of creamy white, butterfly-attracting flowers.

bush Image Flickr: Leonora (Ellie) Enking cropped to size.

Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Pink Ice' - variegated may bush, spirea
APPEARANCE :Medium-sized semi evergreen shrub with arching branches and an open habit. Small soft leaves start off cream and change to dappled green-cream-blush pink; clusters of cream flowers in spring. Sometimes the foliage has a darker variation - see images. The flowering season in its native China is late Spring - May - whereas here in the southern hemisphere that is usually September-October.
USES: Plant as a screening/bordering plant along a fence line or use as a spectacular feature plant. Looks beautiful when left to cascade down a retaining wall.
PLANTING: Plant in a full sun position in the garden with well drained soil. If your location experiences extreme heat during summer find a spot with some protection for the hot afternoon sun. Provide regular watering during dry spells.
CARE: Mulch and water well, continue to water frequently until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Trim and feed with a controlled release fertiliser after flowering to maintain a compact growth habit and promote prolific flowering next season.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1-2.5 m H x 2-3 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery

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