|Spiraea japonica Macrophylla is an upright deciduous shrub with a clumping habit. Sharply toothed, enlarged leaves are deep green on top, grayish-green below, lance-shaped, to 5 inches long. Foliage turns bronzy-red in fall. In summer, showy, dark rose-pink flowers are borne prolifically in upright, rounded corymbs to 3 inches in diamter. Spiraea can be nipped by late frost, prune after flowering. Fast growing, good for filling a space in a shrub border. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Native to China and Japan.