Fritsch Spirea

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It's hard to decide what's more exciting - the Fritsch Spriea's (Spiraea fritschiana) fall foliage or its glowing white blooms. The Fritsch Spirea adds joy and elegance to the garden without demanding much of your time. Whether you're a green thumb or looking for an easy-to-care-for landscaping addition, this carefree shrub is perfect for you. Not only does this excellent-performing Spirea variety light up with white masses of bright white blooms, but it also offers ravishing fall color.

This charming and cheerful shrub may not grow much taller than hip height, but that doesn't stop it from demanding attention. With glowing clusters of petite white blooms that stand out at the end of its branches and will be completely covered in blossoms! This late spring bloomer erupts with excitement again in later summer if deadheaded. These pure white clusters are flat-topped and contrast delightfully with the dark green foliage.

The Fritsch Spirea's clusters are more rounded than other Spirea varieties, though. Clip off a few clusters for a dramatic flower arrangement with southern charm. With this brilliant bush, your summers will be filled with petite white flowers, happy butterflies, and busy bees. When fall arrives, you will fall in love all over again with this versatile shrub. Its foliage ignites to a vibrant gradation of yellows and oranges.

Planting and Application:

Use your Fritsch Spirea as an informal hedge, fantastic use in a mass planting, or as an accent in your garden bed. The lower growth makes these shrubs fantastic edging while their spread will cover ground as living mulch. Mix among other Spiraea or flowering shrubs for a mixed-shrub border and colorful cottage garden!

This low-maintenance shrub makes a great addition to fill in your butterfly garden with late-summer blooms. Add these blossoms to pollinator and wildlife gardens and cut flower gardens alike! Line a foundation, driveway or sidewalk, or use them as a backdrop along a perennial garden, these are low hedges and edging anywhere you need a pop of color!

  • Gorgeous White Blossoms
  • Broad Green Foliage & Yellow/Orange Fall Foliage
  • Large Clusters of Petite White Blooms
  • Pollinator Favorite, Blooms in May & Reblooms If Deadheaded
  • Versatile Garden & Container Use

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Spirea in well-drained sunny locations that have moderate moisture. Provide a mulched bed to insulate the root zone and maintain moisture consistency. Cut back your Spirea in spring for massive clusters of blooms in late spring and again in summer when deadheaded. A trim will also keep your Spirea tidy. Just be sure it receives full or part sun and adequate water until established.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Well-Drained Organic Soil
  • Prune After Flowering/Deadhead For Rebloom
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance

Elegant, romantic, lively, and exciting: The Fritsch Spirea is ready to liven up your garden. Get your ticket for a blissful spring and energetic fall. Order yours today and Nature Hills Nursery will ship based on the correct planting time for your area.

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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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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.

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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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Fritsch Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea fritschiana
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Forest Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes