Spiraea x ’Arguta’
Our garland Spiraea is currently in full blossom with elegant clusters of white scented flowers gracing its bare branches. Light green leaves will appear after flowering. A part of the Rosaceae family, this compact shrub is one of the biggest Spiraea – it can reach 2 meters in height and spread. We have several here at Gravetye, which can be found in the Kitchen Garden and Flower Garden.
We have another more compact Spiraea which is particularly interesting for its foliage. Spiraea japonica ‘Goldflame’ has beautiful gold-bronze leaves, particularly during autumn and spring when the leaves are open. It flowers later in summer.
Spirea is very easy to grow – it prefers a sunny position and can be pruned immediately after flowering.
Words and photographs by Martin