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Plants of the UNF Campus

Spirea x bumalda - Bumald’s spirea
Family Rosaceae

Description:

This shrub grows well in northeast Florida. It grows best in a well-drained soil that is not too dry.in a sunny site. It tends to flower sporadically through summer. It is evergreen in Jacksonville.

Location:

Small shrub to two to four feet tall, depending on cultivar.

Size:

Small shrub to two to four feet tall, depending on cultivar.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun to part sun

Water: somewhat drought tolerant when established, not for wet soils

Soil: average garden soil, responds well to fertilizer

Approximately seventy species of Spirea grow naturally around the world in the northern hemisphere. A few species are grown in gardens. Bumald’s spirea is a hybrid of Spirea albiflora and S. japonica. Flowers are white or pink in rounded clusters at the ends of the stems.

Spirea x bumalda

Bumald’s spirea

Rosaceae

This shrub grows well in northeast Florida. It grows best in a well-drained soil that is not too dry.in a sunny site. It tends to flower sporadically through summer. It is evergreen in Jacksonville.

Small shrub to two to four feet tall, depending on cultivar.

Small shrub to two to four feet tall, depending on cultivar.

full sun to part sun

somewhat drought tolerant when established, not for wet soils

average garden soil, responds well to fertilizer

Approximately seventy species of Spirea grow naturally around the world in the northern hemisphere. A few species are grown in gardens. Bumald’s spirea is a hybrid of Spirea albiflora and S. japonica. Flowers are white or pink in rounded clusters at the ends of the stems.