Firelight Spiraea

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The glowing colors on Firelight Spirea (Spiraea bumalda 'Firelight') start in early spring and don't hold back until frost! Emerging a bright red-orange in early spring, the radiant foliage turns to incredibly soft chartreuse! New growth maintains the red blush until blooms burst onto the scene! The show doesn't end there as Firelight Spirea welcomes fall with reddish-purple foliage that lasts until frost!

A native to Japan, Firelight Spirea displays a flush of rosy-pink blooms held on flat-topped blooms above the rounded foliage! The bright green creates a lovely backdrop to the long-lasting blooms! Butterflies and pollinators will flock to these bright pink flowers!

Deer will leave it well enough alone, and rabbits as too! Firelight Spirea is also very hardy and rarely bothered by pests or diseases as well! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 8, these cold-tolerant three-season ornamentals are highly adaptable and tolerant deciduous shrubs.

Planting and Application:

Firelight Spirea is perfectly suited to add that stunning pop of color to your mixed garden beds and creates an incredible block of visual impact as a border or hedge! Use as a backdrop to your cottage borders and pollinator gardens to draw in the butterflies and feed hungry bees! These are low-growing enough for use as edging and facer shrubs along beds, borders, and foundation plantings to add color all growing season!

Amazing in the rock garden, and Oriental garden, but also steals the show in English borders! Brings vibrant color to perennial and rustic gardens. Firelight Spirea is bold enough to hold its own in containers and planters too! Just imagine a brilliant row of Firelight Spirea as an impressive foundation planting that will have your home stand out from the rest!

  • Pink Blooms & Butterflies Galore
  • Bold & Vibrant Color - Neat & Tidy Form
  • Red-Orange Spring, Chartreuse Summer & Red-Purple Fall Color
  • Color Spring Until Fall
  • Container Plants, Hedges, Facer Shrub, Edging & Specimen Color

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Spirea shrubs benefit from the full sun for the most blooms and strongest growth. Plant in almost any kind of well-drained, mulched soil with average fertility and regular moisture until they are established. Then, these shrubs are xeric and drought tolerant. But for the healthiest shrub provide regular moisture in times of need. Prune by cutting down all branches to the base of the plant every year in the late winter or early spring, leaving a few inches with buds to regrow. Then deadhead or shear plants immediately after flowering.

  • Glows In Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture Needs Then Low Once Established
  • Most Wel-Drained Soil Types
  • Prune Early Spring/Deadhead After Flowering
  • Very Hardy and Pest Resistant

Order the Firelight Spirea today for ever-changing color all season in a compact easy-to-grow shrub! Give your landscape that vibrant flash of color with Firelight Spirea from Nature Hills Nursery today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Firelight Spiraea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea bumalda 'Firelight'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Average Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No