Botanical Name: Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'
Common Name: Anthony Waterer Spirea  
Plant photo of: Spiraea japonica  'Anthony Waterer'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

1-3', 3-6'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Bronze, Green, Blue Green, Red


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Full, Half



Very Low, Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type



Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Japanese, Meadow, Ranch


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Lawn, Parking Strip, Patio, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Hedge, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Connon Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

This 'Anthony Waterer' is a broad shrub, growing 2'-3' with a flat-top, dark, blue-green leaves. The immature growth is a pinkish-red color. From summer until early fall, the flowers are a deep carmine pink color. The pink color of the shrub's flowers is an asset, and the plant provides structure to a perennial border. It is presented well around lilacs.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.