Everything is beginning to turn in the garden now, and I don’t have to travel far from my back door to see magnificent autumnal shades.
My flower borders have a variety of shrubs in them, among which are a selection of Spirea Japonica. My favourite one has the most beautiful leaves in the Spring from rose shades through to bronze. It is almost a back to front shrub with the wonderful colours usually associated with Autumn.
Spirea Japonica is easy to grow in most moist soils, it tolerates any position and almost any condition. It ultimately grows to about a 1 metre in height and width in 5- 10 years. I regularly cut out the dead stems and shape it early in the Summer.
Now it is Autumn, the leaves are turning yellow, red, dark brown and in some cases look as though they have been charred. The flower stems have turned black and look striking against the yellowing leaves.
The one that is really standing out at the moment is Sprirea Japonica Magic Carpet ‘Walumba’, so I thought I would share it with you today.
The photos below were taken using a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera with a +2 close-up lens on a tripod.
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