Anthony Waterer Spirea

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Fantastic Flowers Anthony Waterer Spirea

  • Carmine Red Flowers Age to Deep Rosy Pink
  • Gorgeous Color All Season Long
  • Blooms, Blooms & More Blooms
  • Wonderful for Cut Flower Arrangements
  • Butterflies Love The Flat-Topped Blooms
  • New Foliage is Reddish-Purple
  • Blue-Green Summer Foliage
  • Burgundy Fall Foliage Color
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Tidy and Compact
  • Easy Care

If you crave color, look no further. The painterly tones of Anthony Waterer Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer') develop flowers that start out with an intense shade of carmine red. As the blooms age, they mellow into a deep rose pink to reddish-purple.

Even the foliage displays incredible variation as it matures. There will always be something interesting happening on this dwarf shrub.

Watch for butterflies! They adore these flat-topped blooms and no wonder. The flowers make an easy landing pad for them to grab a nectar snack.

The pretty blooms go on and on, all season long. Encourage them to develop faster for you by taking a few seconds to snip away the old blooms. Get yourself a special pair of garden pruning snips, and call it me-time. How nice to enjoy a bit of time outside, enjoying your plants.

Be sure to include the pink flowers indoors, too. They make extraordinary cut flower arrangements!

The lovely flower display is a striking contrast against the beautiful foliage. Fresh new growth emerges in very dark red. Enjoy the foliage color of spring maturing to blue-green for summer. During most years in some areas, the plants can develop a deep burgundy fall color.

This small plant adds a new dimension and color when planted in the foreground of shrub borders. Anthony Waterer Spirea keeps changing and evolving for you all season long.

You'll enjoy its exceptional ornamental features all through the growing season. It delivers color from spring through fall.

The dense, upright, mounded form works so well on small modern lots. It can even be grown in outdoor containers as a thriller on the balcony, porch, patio or deck.

Order from the expert growers at Nature Hills today. You'll receive an order confirmation via email, then another notification as your order ships. Watch your doorstep for your sturdy boxes filled with phenomenal, landscape designer-quality Anthony Waterer Spirea.

Go with Nature Hills for top-notch quality plant materials. You are so worth it!

How to Use Anthony Waterer Spirea in the Landscape

Use these wonderfully easy-care shrubs as a colorful border for your foundation plantings and mixed beds. These designer's secret plants effortlessly elevate the look of existing landscaping.

Include them throughout your landscape to tie the whole design together. They are so versatile and can be grown in full sun or partial shade.

They make a perfect facer plant in front of shrubs that stay bare at the base. You'll easily hide any unsightly, leggy look with a perfect punch of flower and foliage color.

Add them to cutting gardens for season-long filler and flowers. Enjoy the flower power of these small, mounded deciduous shrubs.

Low hedges help delineate garden areas. Create a solid hedge by planting 2 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Brighten up wide, open spaces with Anthony Waterer Spirea in an incredible mass planting. Use a staggered, zig-zagging planting pattern 2 feet apart on center. Mulch between plants and keep new mass plantings weeded until the plants grow together and touch.

These firewise shrubs are often listed for use in Defensible Space Zones around your home. Check with your state forestry agencies and local fire protection district to see if they'll work in your area as a firescaping plant.

Anthony Waterer Spirea produces early-season flowers, which play an important role in pollination. Plant these flower factories near your edible landscape, veggie garden, or backyard orchard to entice pollinators and control pests.

#ProPlantTips for Care

You'll get the best color with good sun exposure. Ensure they receive at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight.

In warmer climates, they will appreciate a little shade in the afternoon. Northern gardeners in Zone 4 can plant in a full sun position.

This versatile shrub is quite hardy and is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, as long as they aren't saturated with long-standing water. If your planting site has a heavy soil type that retains water, simply create a raised bed for planting to improve your drainage.

Give plants and containers a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. This plant will benefit from a 3 to 4-inch layer of mulch to keep the root system cool and minimize surface moisture evaporation.

This plant requires little pruning to maintain its shape. Do one heavy prune in late winter to early spring. Cut your plants back by half to bring the plants down and make them uniform before the flushes of flowers begin. It blooms on new wood, so prune to encourage branching and flushes of new flowers.

Deadheading encourages new blooms sooner. After the first round of flowers, doing a light prune to snip off spent blooms will reward you with more blooms right up until fall.

Enjoy this tough little shrub that won't require much care. Anthony Waterer Spirea gives you a variable and lively dash of color spring through fall. Order now!

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall does Anthony Waterer Spirea get?

Anthony Waterer Spirea can reach a mature height of 2-3 feet tall and a mature width of 2-4 feet wide.

Does Anthony Waterer Spirea spread?

Like other Spirea japonica varieties, the Anthony Waterer Spirea does not spread by way of above or below-ground runners or roots and remains a tidy, compact, mounded shrub.

How do you care for Spirea Anthony Waterer?

Anthony Waterer Spirea is a very low-maintenance shrub that only needs occasional pruning after flowering and an annual application of a slow-release fertilizer geared for flowering bushes.

Where does Anthony Waterer Spirea grow?

Anthony Waterer Spirea grows well throughout USDA hardiness zones 4-8 in the full sun, partial shade and in any kind of well-drained soil.

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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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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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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Anthony Waterer Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering