Botanical Name: Spiraea X bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'
Common Name: Anthony Waterer Spirea  
Plant photo of: Spiraea X bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'
  • 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





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


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 flatop and 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: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.