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botanical name:
Spiraea japonica 'Crispa'
Spiraea japonica 'Crispa' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Spiraea x bumalda 'Crispa'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Small deciduous shrub with deeply toothed, heavily veined and twisted, green leaves, purple-red when young. Flat heads of deep reddish pink flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Best in well drained fertile soil in full sun, but fairly tolerant of varying conditions.

propagation:
By cuttings in summer

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