Little Bonnie Dwarf Spiraea (Spiraea x bumalda ‘BL0601’)

Little Bonnie Dwarf Spiraea

This cheeky, pinky, shrub brings charm and cheer to the summer garden. The Little Bonnie™ Dwarf Spiraea (Spiraea x bumalda ‘BL0601’) may be petite, but it packs a powerful punch of blooms! It also features lovely foliage that holds its own among other garden greenery.

Little Bonnie Dwarf Spiraea comes alive with compound umbels of dreamy pinkish-purple flowers from spring and into summer. This delightful addition to the garden produces more flowers than other Spirea, and its blooming season lasts far beyond theirs as well. The Little Bonnie Dwarf will truly adorn your garden with more color and blooms than you can imagine.

Along with its bright flowers, many gardeners appreciate Little Bonnie’s blue-green foliage that spreads to cover a wide area. With dense leaf cover, this deciduous shrub’s lance-shaped foliage makes the ideal backdrop for flowers. When fall arrives, you may fall just a bit harder for these leaves as they erupt in a stunning fall show, turning yellow, orange, and red.

Planting and Application:

Sometimes referred to as Meadowsweet or Steeplebushes, Spirea like Little Bonnie Dwarf makes for an excellent border. As a dwarf, this cultivar looks lovely as a front or middle border. It will also add drama and brilliance to your butterfly garden, cottage garden, or as a floriferous groundcover. Use as edging and facer shrubs, and as low property definition. Line sidewalks and pathways, and driveways too with these very adaptable and hardy shrubs.

Small enough for large planters and porch pots, these space-saving shrubs fit anywhere, whether you have a yard or not! Line your poolside seating areas with lovely color, or add cheerful color to front porches and line your home’s foundation in vivid color.

  • Superior Blooming Season Compared to Other Spirea
  • Pollinator-Friendly Brilliant Pink-Violet Flowers
  • Fine-Textured Blue-Green Foliage
  • Great Fall Color
  • Low Hedges, Accents & 3 Season Color

Tips for Care:

Just be sure you plant your Dwarf Spirea in full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil. Pair it with spring-blooming bulbs for a fanciful showing of vibrant flowers. A quick late winter or early spring prune to reduce the size and to make uniform. The flowers are born on new wood. After the first round of blooms finishes, a light trim to remove the old flowers will encourage another round of blooms. Don’t forget some of Nature Hills Root Booster and a 3-4 inch layer of mulch for a healthy plant year-round.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moist to Average Well-Drained Soil
  • Loves Mulched Beds
  • Very Easy Care Shrubs
  • Prune or Deadhead After Flowering

There’s not little about the Little Bonnie™ Dwarf Spirea’s impact on your garden.

Little Bonnie Dwarf Spiraea (Spiraea x bumalda ‘BL0601’) Details

Common name Little Bonnie Dwarf Spiraea
Botanical name Spiraea x bumalda 'BL0601'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 2 to 3 ft.
Width 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Lavender-Pink