|Spiraea japonica Bumalda is a compact deciduous shrub with a clumping habit. Sharply toothed leaves are deep green on top, grayish-green below, lance-shaped, to 5 inches long, persistent into fall, and almost evergreen in warmer climates of the south. Foliage is bronzy when young. In summer, showy, deep pink flowers are borne prolifically in upright, rounded corymbs to 8 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.