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.
Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Pink Ice' - may bush, spirea DESCRIPTION: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. 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 average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.