|Spiraea japonica Bullata is a slow-growing deciduous shrub with a compact habit. Sharply toothed leaves are deep green, lance-shaped, to 1 inch long, persistent into fall, and almost evergreen in warmer climates of the south. In summer, showy, dark pink flowers are borne prolifically in upright, rounded corymbs to 3 inches in diamter. Spiraea can be nipped by late frost, prune after flowering. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Native to China and Japan.