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Plant Type:     Deciduous shrub

Zone:     4-7

Height:     2-3 feet

Spread:     3-6 feet

Light:     Full sun to partial sun

Soil:     Grown in average, well-drained soils.

Uses:     Borders, Containers,  ground cover, mass planting, low hedge, erosion control

Flower:    Pink flowers in late spring, red berries that mature in summer and persist through the winter.

Foliage:      Glossy green oval leaves that turn rich purples, reds and bronzes in the fall.

Pruning:     Prune annually in the winter to maintain

Deer Resistance:     Rarely damaged

Sem Ash Spirea


Plant Type:     Deciduous

Zone:     2-11

Height:     4-6 feet

Spread:     4-6 feet

Light:     Full sun to partial shade.

Soil:     Thrives in organically rich, moderately moist, well-drained soil.

Uses:     Borders, containers, hillsides and for erosion control, mass plantings, privacy screens.

Flower:     Showy cone shaped bloom composed of small white flowers in the spring and summer.

Foliage:     Red, yellow, and bright green fern-like foliage emerges in spring and  fades to a more solid green through the summer.

Pruning:     Prune in late winter or early spring and remove any suckers as they appear to limit unwanted spread.

Deer Resistance:     Rarely damaged.