Little Princess Spirea

Product Description

This shrub is exactly what its name says—a beautiful little princess! Although occasionally needy for attention, the Little Princess Spirea plant is very easy to grow and will cover your landscape with elegant pink blooms in no time!

This Spiraea Japonica little princess shrub features quaint clusters of rose-pink blooms that offer a pleasing contrast to its mint green leaves. The flower clusters will appear in spring and summer and last the whole growing season.

The little princess plant will form a neat compact mounded form that fits nicely in shrub borders, foundation plantings, mass plantings or as a specimen plant. Plant in front where the flat topped clusters of pink flowers and green foliage can be enjoyed.

Little Princess Spirea Care

Princess Spirea is a deciduous shrub that is best grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate a wide range of soil types. Remove spent flower clusters to promote additional bloom. Little Princess spirea pruning should take place in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth to the root systems.

This Little Princess Spirea for sale will grow up to 2.5 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. A good choice for small gardens! It grows well over most of the United States in USDA growing zones 4-8. The pink flowers cannot handle extreme heat and will not flower.

This Japanese spirea is relatively free of pest and disease problems. Your order will include planting instructions on how to plant spirea in your landscape.

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Botanical Name

Spiraea Japonica 'Little Princess'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Mint green
Mature Height 1.5-2.5 ft
Mature Width 2-3 ft
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Showy flowers
  • Low maintenance
  • Cold hardy
  • Deer tolerant

Shipping Info

Once your Little Princess Spirea order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The Spirea Little Princess prefers full sun and average, well-drained soil. They are drought tolerant but should be watered regularly until established. The Little Princess maintains a mound shape naturally.

Spent flowers should be removed to promote additional blooms within the flowering season. Since flowers develop on new growth, more extensive pruning or shearing should take place in late winter or early spring to avoid frost damage to newly forming buds.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Little Princess Spirea, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Mickey

    What a great site. Found exactly what I was looking for and purchase was easy. Plant was received promptly and in excellent shape.

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