PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'

Little Japanese Spiraea

Plant Type Med shrub
Flower Colour Pale pink
Leaf Shape Ovate - medium
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought No
Coastal No
Frost Heavy
Native Japan
Flower Months Oct-Dec



There are a myriad of different shrubs on the market place and Spiraea, or May Bushes are one of the more versatile.  There are 70 species from Central Europe, Asia and North America.  They are generally deciduous or semi evergreen and range in height from 0.5m to 2.5m.  Spiraea japonica comes from Japan, Korea and China with numerous cultivars, mostly selected for their foliage.  


‘Little Princess’, as its name implies is a low growing shrub with blue green foliage and a profusion of attractive pink flowers in late spring to mid summer.  The plant is semi deciduous with soft green new growth.  Give the plants a light prune and feed with Osmocote in mid autumn to ensure they maintain their best appearance.


Spiraea are a widely grown and popular bush in the Europe where their fall color and late spring flowers make them attractive to most gardeners.  Little Princess looks good as a mass planting in a large garden, as a border plant in a formal garden or as a specimen plant in a perennial garden.  Grow with Corydalis ‘Golden Panda’, Heucherella ‘Day Glow Pink’ and Arthrpoodium ‘Parnell’ for a colorful mixture of form and texture. 


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