Pink Parasols Spiraea

Spiraea fritschiana 'Pink Parasols'

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Pink Parasols Spiraea (Spiraea fritschiana 'Pink Parasols') at Weston Nurseries

Pink Parasols Spiraea in bloom

Pink Parasols Spiraea in bloom

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Pink Parasols Spiraea (Spiraea fritschiana 'Pink Parasols') at Weston Nurseries

Pink Parasols Spiraea flowers

Pink Parasols Spiraea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


An attractive ground covering spirea that has extremely large parasol-like blooms which literally cover this low mounded shrub; makes a beautiful display of orange and red autumn foliage

Ornamental Features

Pink Parasols Spiraea features showy clusters of pink flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The small serrated oval leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Parasols Spiraea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. 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.

Pink Parasols Spiraea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Pink Parasols Spiraea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden 
Flowers  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features