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Spiraea Firelight in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Spiraea japonica 'Firelight'

 

Spiraea 'Firelight'

Spiraea plants are hardy, deciduous shrubs. They may be grown as specimen shrubs and also make attractive hedging plants. Varieties are either early flowering, producing the blooms on previous season's growth, or late flowering, blooming on the current season's growth. All spiraeas thrive in full sun but can tolerate light shade. 'Firelight' is a popular spiraea with its leaves which emerge from soft red buds to form dull red to bronze foliage, turning green in the summer and red-purple in autumn. It sports clusters of rosy pink flowers in the summer.

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plant Features
  • Spiraea Firelight likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Spiraea Firelight likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Spiraea Firelight is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Spiraea Firelight likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Spiraea 'Firelight'

Latin name

Spiraea japonica 'Firelight'

type

Deciduous Shrub

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Spiraea Firelight likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Spiraea Firelight is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Spiraea Firelight likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Spiraea Firelight likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Spiraea Firelight is 1.10meters x 1.10meters 1.10 M 1.10 M

Spiraea japonica 'Firelight'

Spiraea plants are hardy, deciduous shrubs. They may be grown as specimen shrubs and also make attractive hedging plants. Varieties are either early flowering, producing the blooms on previous season's growth, or late flowering, blooming on the current season's growth. All spiraeas thrive in full sun but can tolerate light shade. 'Firelight' is a popular spiraea with its leaves which emerge from soft red buds to form dull red to bronze foliage, turning green in the summer and red-purple in autumn. It sports clusters of rosy pink flowers in the summer.


Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Early Spring

Plant young plants in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light, partial shade, between late autumn and early spring. The new plants should be kept moist while they are getting established. A shovel full of well rotted compost in the planting hole will help the shrub establish and aid water retention.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Autumn TO Early Winter

Spiraea is best propagated by hardwood cuttings taken when the shrub is in the dormant period - late autumn after the first hard frost or early winter, or in early spring. Take 10 - 20cm cuttings from the upper area of the shrubs. Slant the cut below a node with a clean, sharp knife, wrap in plastic or heavy paper with lightly moistened peat moss and store in a cool place until spring when they can be set in the soil with the top up and at an angle of 45 to 60 degrees. They should be buried to within 1 inch of the tip.

 
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