MAGIC CARPET SPIREA Spiraea japonica 'Magic Carpet'
Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 3 / Full Sun
Spread: 2 ft
Foliage Colour: Chartreuse with tips of red
Fall Foliage: Lime-yellow with red tips that persist into fall.
Growth Habit: Spreading
Flower Colour: Bright pink clusters
Bloom Time: Spring
Key Features: Magic Carpet attracts Butterflies when it is blooming. It has a nice contrast in colour between the foliage and the blooms.
Uses: Rock gardens, borders, accent, foundation plantings
-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.
-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.
-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.
-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil. Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.
-Remove tags and labels.
-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.
-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.