Froebelii Spirea

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The Froebelii Spirea Bush (Spiraea x bumalda 'Froebelii') is a colorful 3-season flowering ornamental that kicks the year off with purplish new foliage that contrasts nicely with the bright pink to red early summer flowers! Pollinators adore these fizzy soda-looking flat clusters of blooms!

It is an upright, rounded shrub that is an attractive, neat and tidy plant when not in bloom and the flowers just add to the delight. The purple new foliage transitions to bright green for the summer months and then return with purple in the autumn! It is a vigorous grower with a striking color display.

Hardy throughout USDA zones 4 through 9, these tidy shrubs form 3-4 feet tall and nearly as wide at maturity, and keep that form with little work from you! Their fast growth will give you a fantastic pop of color in a hurry! Compact and bushy, these are fantastic flowering ornamentals for color whether in bloom or not, spring, summer and fall!

Planting and Application:

With a short height and spread, these are great for groundcover and filling large swaths of ground with color. Use to hold soil on hillsides while saving you from having to mow a tricky slope. Top a retaining wall or let Froebelii or line a pathway or sidewalk with low-maintenance flowering shrubs! They're also the perfect size for containers and planters around your porch and patio!

Not only is it beautiful and easy, but it fits the current trend of smaller plants for smaller gardens. Not to worry if you are blessed with a larger garden! Froebelii looks great in big beds and borders and is a fantastic foundation plant and colorful addition to a mixed-shrub border. It definitely plays well with others! Add color to foundation plantings and as a facer shrub to hide the bare leggy stems of larger shrubs and around trees.

  • Pinkish-Red Flowers
  • Purple Spring & Fall Foliage
  • Neat, Tidy & Compact
  • Reblooming Vigorous Grower
  • Low Hedges, Containers, Mixed-Shrub Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Thriving in most locations, Spirea is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun, plus it tolerates light shade. Froebelii is reported to have better heat and drought tolerance than most other cultivars. Removing faded flower clusters encourages additional bloom. This Spirea flowers on new wood, and should be cut down in late winter or very early spring before they start to grow as they bloom on new wood.

  • Full Sun & Nearly Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moist to Average Moisture Needs
  • Prune Late Winter & Deadhead After Flowering
  • Carefree & Low Maintenance
  • Heat & Drought Tolerant

Widely adaptable little shrubs with a powerful color punch for your landscape, the Froebelii Spirea shrub is just the deciduous little reblooming ornamental your garden has been lacking! Order yours today at!

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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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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Froebelii Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea x bumalda 'Froebelii'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Pink New Spring Growth
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring