Blue foliage with red tones.
Cool blue foliage is the perfect contrast to this hardy plant's crisp white blooms. Hints of burgundy in the new growth foreshadow the rich red foliage color it develops in fall. This neat, mounded plant is an excellent addition to the landscaper's palette.
I was a spirea snob before this plant came into my life. My knowledge of spireas were overgrown foundation plantings outside builder-basic homes, coupled with daylilies and maybe a hydrangea. But this spirea is a different animal. The leaves turn blue as the season progresses and fluffy white flowers are beautiful, but I'd grow it even if it didn't have them. I've planted several from 4-inch pot size and they grow quickly but not aggressively. I love them coupled with chartreuse foliage.