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Little Bonnie™ Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda 'BL0601'

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Little Bonnie™ Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda 'BL0601') at Rainbow Gardens

Little Bonnie™ Spirea flowers

Little Bonnie™ Spirea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Little Bonnie™ Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda 'BL0601') at Rainbow Gardens

Little Bonnie™ Spirea in bloom

Little Bonnie™ Spirea in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Brand:  Southern Living

Description:

An excellent dwarf spirea for warm southern climates, with showy flat-topped clusters of bright lavender-pink flowers in spring, held above the foliage; forms a dense and tight mound, very attractive in groupings; needs rich, well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Little Bonnie™ Spirea is bathed in stunning clusters of pink flowers with lavender overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid summer. It has bluish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The small serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Little Bonnie™ Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Little Bonnie™ Spirea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Little Bonnie™ Spirea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Little Bonnie™ Spirea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.