Norman Spirea

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Norman Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Norman') is a dwarf and compact Spirea with intense rosy-pink flowers on a background of mint-green foliage! Compact and rounded shrubs, these are such darling neat and tidy forms for both formal and informal garden designs! It displays a raspberry-purple to red fall color that's long-lasting!

The fantastic spear-like foliage has delightfully toothy edges, creating naturally sheared-looking rounded forms for lovely edging and container use! So versatile and easy to grow, Spirea are garden workhorses by nature and have unfortunately been considered overused. This stigma should not stop you from incorporating these tough plants into your landscape. Instead, modern varieties of Spirea will add instant color and 3-season interest for your enjoyment!

Norman Spirea is attractive to butterflies and pollinators and has no serious disease or insect problems. Hardy throughout USD growing zones 4 through 8, Spirea like Norman grow quickly and bloom profusely all spring. After the bloom is done, the lush dense foliage looks incredibly the rest of the growing season!

Planting and Application:

Since this plant grows only 2-3 feet tall and just as wide, Norman is effective in the border, cottage garden or as a low, informal hedge. Great as facer shrubs to hide the leggy stems of older shrubs in your backdrop and privacy hedges, or to add a pop of color along your home's foundation plantings!

Norman Spirea is perfectly sized for container gardening, planters around your entertainment areas, and in porch pots on your front porch. The small size also makes them ideal for small-space gardening, postage stamp lots, and adding color to established landscapes. Pollinator beds, cottage borders, and even cut flower gardens are ideal for these garden designs and more!

  • Clusters Of Rosy Pink Flowers
  • Mint-Green Summer Foliage & Purple Fall Color
  • Attracts Butterflies!
  • Long Bloom Period & Long-Lasting Fall Color
  • Low Hedges, Facer Plants, Foundations & All Sunny Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Japanese Spirea are easily grown in average, organic well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Preferring moderate moisture and a well-mulched bed, these are easily cared for and require so very little maintenance to keep them looking uniform and tidy. Prune Spiraea immediately after they flower so you don't inadvertently remove next year's blooms!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Appreciates Mulched Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Extra Water in Summer
  • Prune Right After Flowering
  • Low-Maintenance & Fast Growing

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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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Norman Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea japonica 'Norman'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering