Magic Carpet Spirea
Wonderful Color, Compact Magic Carpet Spirea
- Colorful, Carefree Shrub
- Burgundy New Spring Growth
- Bright Pink Flowers in Early Summer
- Rounded Shape
- Rich Russet Fall Color
- Drought Tolerant
Get a huge boost of charm with this well-behaved, useful shrub. Magic Carpet Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Magic Carpet'), is a colorful, rounded shrub that fits almost anywhere in the landscape. If you want a color show all season long, try this easy care rounded plant.
You’ll love how easy it is to grow this little shrub. This pretty shrub is actually one tough little plant. Perfect for experienced gardeners and total newbies alike. And the color is absolutely remarkable!
In spring, new growth is soft burgundy and the foliage quickly brightens to a vibrant lime green and is decorated with amazing June flower display of pink flower clusters. Get ready to watch the butterflies dance over this welcome nectar source!
Once that first big flush is done, shear the whole plant back by 1/3 with hedge clippers. Tidy homeowners will love this crisp, clean look.
This minimal pruning task takes just a few minutes and will encourage a large rebloom later in the summer. Magic Carpet Spirea is a beauty, and with some judicious deadheading and the right climate, the flowers will rebloom until November.
Now, on the other hand—if you are swamped this summer, you can choose to do absolutely nothing at all to this plant. It will still look great, grow into a nice, naturally rounded shape and give you a second small flush of blooms later in the summer.
In fall, the foliage turns rich, russet tones that remain colorful well into winter months. Magic Carpet Spirea is an outstanding landscape plant, perfect for foundation plantings, and included in patio plantings.
Full sun brings out the brightest colors, so give it a sunny spot. Once it’s established in your yard, it becomes drought tolerant.
If you want some fall fireworks in your garden, make Magic Carpet Spirea your centerpiece! Order yours today and get ready for a fabulous color display.
How to Use Magic Carpet Spirea in the Landscape
You’ll find a million places to tuck in one or two of these beautiful small shrubs. Add a few to each planting bed to help unify your landscape design.
You could also “go big” and use a mass planting to maximize the impact. To create a solid hedge, plant 12” - 18” apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Increase the spacing to 2 - 3 feet apart for individual plants.
For a larger planting, use a zig-zag planting pattern. Mulch between the plants and keep new mass plantings weeded.
Use several shrubs along the edge of a sunny path, sidewalk or in a berm planting in the front yard. Brighten up rugged rock gardens, or other tough and dry planting sites. Add as facer shrubs for mixed shrub borders.
Magic Carpet Spirea does well in lush container gardens that work on your patio from spring to fall. Dress them up with other grasses and annuals or use several shrubs together in a single display.
These shrubs are butterfly magnets. The changing color of this Spirea variety adds to its appeal. Your garden will benefit in each phase of the growing season.
The plant is quite often used for erosion control where it is mass planted to secure hillsides. Popular for city plantings, Magic Carpet is very tolerant of commercial settings and urban environments.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Give this sun lover as much sun as you can in your landscape. It prefers well-drained soil but is versatile. Add a layer of mulch to 2 feet outside of the plant. This will keep the roots cool and cut down on surface evaporation.
Each year, you’ll rejuvenate the plant if you give it a light trim. Do it in early spring before the new growth emerges or wait until the first flush of flowers have faded. Remove ⅓ of the foliage, and you’ll be rewarded with a second bloom.
There are no serious insect or disease problems. Magic Carpet tolerates a wide range of soils and is easy to grow.
If Magic Carpet Spirea does a little too well in your area, don’t worry. Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ system to protect your community from regulated plant materials.
Take a colorful ride with this marvelous Magic Carpet Spirea. You’ll love the way it performs so well for you, without fuss or muss. Order this wonderful small shrub 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Botanical Name||Spiraea japonica 'Walbuma'|
|Mature Height||1 - 2 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Foliage Color||Green, Red|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red|