Shibori Spirea (Spiraea japonica ‘Shirobana’)

Shibori Spirea

The Spiraea Shibori (Spiraea japonica ‘Shirobana’) is an unusual Spirea that forms multi-colored flower clusters that pollinators adore! Quickly developing into small, upright, and attractive deciduous shrubs that become smothered in these lovely flat-topped fizzy-looking blooms! Attractive mounding shrubs form naturally rounded shapes to garden beds!

It is a well-branched plant with flowers forming flat clusters by mid-June, ranging from a mixed pink to creamy white. This dense, mounded shrub has medium-green leaves that are oval and toothed, looking fantastic for long after the flowers have finished their bloom. Pollinators adore these blooms and birds seek out the seeds if they’re allowed to remain after the flowers fade.

Now, in some climates, Shibori Spiraea is known to perform too well.

Planting and Application:

Shibori Spiraea is a highly versatile and ornamental flowering accent that works well in mass plantings, mixed borders, and informal hedges. Their low-maintenance nature makes them fantastic for large rows, groupings, and as foundation plantings! The multi-color blooms add varying hues to your backdrops and pollinator gardens, cottage garden, along borders and sidewalks!

Shibori Spirea is the perfect plant for spicing up northern native plant landscapes and wild garden woodlands, also use in containers around seating areas and screening off a peaceful romantic secret garden, around a bistro set, reading nook, or around your porch to add lacy finery!

  • Blooms Clusters Range Pink To White
  • Versatile Dense Mounding Shrub
  • Dark Green Toothy Foliage
  • Reblooms When Deadheaded
  • Containers, Low Hedges, Border & Woodland Plantings

Tips for Care:

Thriving in full sun, Spirea are very adaptable to soil and moisture once established, preferring moderate, consistent moisture and well-drained soil. It is best to deadhead spent flowers to encourage prolonged secondary bloom and to prevent self-sowing. Prune back plants and remove weak and dead stems in early spring to promote strong healthy new growth and larger more abundant flower heads.

  • Full Sun
  • Tolerates Many Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Moderate to Average Moisture Needs
  • Loves a Mulched Bed
  • Prune/Shear/Deadhead Immediately After Flowering

Easy care beauty, the Shibori Spireas two-tone blooms are just the colorful interest your landscape needs to enliven the scene!

Shibori Spirea (Spiraea japonica ‘Shirobana’) Details

Common name Shibori Spirea
Botanical name Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 5 ft.
Width 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Pink & White