Height: 60 cm (18 inches)
Spread: 60 – 80 cm (18 inches to 2 feet)
Bloom: deep pink, mid-summer, rebloom in August
Foliage: orange-red in spring and fall changing to chartreuse green with red tips that holds its summer colour well.
Pluses: Foliage colour, flower colour, small size
I love this one. It is good as a front of the border shrub or groundcover due to its low height.
Magic Carpet starts the spring with deep red-orange foliage. It blooms in June-July with deep pink flowers that contrast with the now lime-green foliage.
New growth is again deep red-orange against a lime-green that holds its colour well and does not fade.
Fall colour is a nice russet red.
As with most of my spirea I prune back slightly in spring to shape and deadhead blooms in mid-summer. You can also shear Magic Carpet every few years to 8 inches and this will provide fresh new growth and blooms by summer.
Garden Location: Bedroom Patio Garden, Front Walkway Garden