Shrubs are typically defined as a woody plant arising from multiple stems at the base. They are typically smaller than trees (under 20 feet (6.09 m)) although many trees can be classified as shrubs depending on where they grow and how they are cultivated. Shrubs are typically broadleaf although some smaller conifers are classified as shrubs. They can be deciduous or evergreen; some provide flowers and fruit, while others provide seasonal interest with colourful leaves, berries, or bark. Landscapers often consider shrubs the backbone of the garden: their permanent structure provides visual interest in the winter, helps to define spaces, and creates screens for unsightly elements in the landscape sizes and textures.
Flat-topped clusters of white flowers Flowers give way to reddish fruit in the fall Yellow textured leaves fade to a greenish colour as the summer progresses Bark peels in sheets, especially on older stems Upright, arching habit Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Proven Winners® ColorChoice® White florets at the base of the large, white panicles turn pink As the flower panicles continue to grow they produce new, white florets at the tip A two-toned bloom Medium-green leaves turn yellow, sometimes dull purple Bloom Time: Summer till frost
‘Mertyann’ is best grown in a loamy soil with full to partial sun. Summer flowering spirea will flower with a good flush in late spring, and sporadically during the summer. To promote a second flush of bloom, remove spent flowers by pinching or light shearing. Pruning for shape should be done in early spring to allow the flower buds to form.