The "Anthony Water" Spirea is covered in flat-topped heads of rosy pink flowers over a long blooming season. A low, spreading shrub, new spring foliage is an attractive reddish purple. This more compact form requires little pruning to maintain a neat size, making it ideal in the foreground of shrub borders. Also looks lovely in a mixed Perennial bed or cottage garden alonside plants like butterfly bush, roses, or salvia. Deciduous.
Easy to grow in average soils; requires excellent drainage. Tolerates poor, rocky, infertile soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in spring. Prune heavily every few years to promote new growth with larger, more colorful foliage.Pruning time: late winter to early spring