Little Bonnie™ Dwarf Spiraea

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This cheeky, pinky, shrub brings charm and cheer to the summer garden. The Little Bonnie™ Dwarf Spiraea (Spiraea x bumalda 'BL0601') may be petite, but it packs a powerful punch of blooms! It also features lovely foliage that holds its own among other garden greenery.

Little Bonnie Dwarf Spiraea comes alive with compound umbels of dreamy pinkish-purple flowers from spring and into summer. This delightful addition to the garden produces more flowers than other Spirea, and its blooming season lasts far beyond theirs as well. The Little Bonnie Dwarf will truly adorn your garden with more color and blooms than you can imagine.

Along with its bright flowers, many gardeners appreciate Little Bonnie's blue-green foliage that spreads to cover a wide area. With dense leaf cover, this deciduous shrub's lance-shaped foliage makes the ideal backdrop for flowers. When fall arrives, you may fall just a bit harder for these leaves as they erupt in a stunning fall show, turning yellow, orange, and red.

Planting and Application:

Sometimes referred to as Meadowsweet or Steeplebushes, Spirea like Little Bonnie Dwarf makes for an excellent border. As a dwarf, this cultivar looks lovely as a front or middle border. It will also add drama and brilliance to your butterfly garden, cottage garden, or as a floriferous groundcover. Use as edging and facer shrubs, and as low property definition. Line sidewalks and pathways, and driveways too with these very adaptable and hardy shrubs.

Small enough for large planters and porch pots, these space-saving shrubs fit anywhere, whether you have a yard or not! Line your poolside seating areas with lovely color, or add cheerful color to front porches and line your home's foundation in vivid color.

  • Superior Blooming Season Compared to Other Spirea
  • Pollinator-Friendly Brilliant Pink-Violet Flowers
  • Fine-Textured Blue-Green Foliage
  • Great Fall Color
  • Low Hedges, Accents & 3 Season Color

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Just be sure you plant your Dwarf Spirea in full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil. Pair it with spring-blooming bulbs for a fanciful showing of vibrant flowers. A quick late winter or early spring prune to reduce the size and to make uniform. The flowers are born on new wood. After the first round of blooms finishes, a light trim to remove the old flowers will encourage another round of blooms. Don't forget some of Nature Hills Root Booster and a 3-4 inch layer of mulch for a healthy plant year-round.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moist to Average Well-Drained Soil
  • Loves Mulched Beds
  • Very Easy Care Shrubs
  • Prune or Deadhead After Flowering

There's not little about the Little Bonnie™ Dwarf Spirea's impact on your garden. If you're ready to fall for one of the most fantastic Spirea you can find, order your Little Bonnies before they sell out from 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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Little Bonnie™ Dwarf Spiraea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea x bumalda 'BL0601'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 to 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring