The Yeti™ Japanese Spirea, otherwise known as the Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For or Vanhoutte Spirea ‘Pink Ice’, Bridalwreath ‘Pink Ice’, Bridal Wreath Spirea ‘Pink Ice’, is a rather well known shrub plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this shrub will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
This is why all the topics you need to know in order to achieve this will be covered in this Yeti™ Japanese Spirea Care Guide. Ready? Let’s go!
In order to take proper care of your Yeti™ Japanese Spirea you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The Yeti™ Japanese Spirea prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For in an environment where it can receive partial shade to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand, chalk, and loam.
And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Yeti™ Japanese Spirea will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea belongs to the Rosaceae family, and the genus Spiraea, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For (spy-REE-ah juh-PON-ih-kuh).
As with other Spiraea’s, the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea is a deciduous plant, which means it will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
The Yeti™ Japanese Spirea is a plant native to the China, Canada and United States.
Knowing your plant’s native region is very useful, as it can give you tips on which environment is best for your Yeti™ Japanese Spirea. If you keep it in mind, you can try to replicate these conditions at home, and you’ll likely end with a healthier plant.
With this in mind, the Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 8 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A1, A2, A3.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, what size of Yeti™ Japanese Spirea are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…
The Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For can grow up to 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm) in 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm) and 3′ – 5′ (90cm – 150cm) in 3′ – 5′ (90cm – 150cm).
These dimensions make the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea a relatively medium shrub compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful compact, and mounding shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 36″ – 60″ (90cm – 150cm) free so the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Yeti™ Japanese Spirea in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and moist properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.
As mentioned earlier, the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea prefers to have soil with good drainage, and moist properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand, chalk, and loam.
This is why most experts agree that the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea requires soil with clay, high organic matter, loam (silt), and shallow rocky, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea requires partial shade to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this shrub will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a deciduous plant, the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (mid, late), and during the summer (early).
You can expect your Yeti™ Japanese Spirea to flower around the spring months from April to June (spring).
In particular, this shrub is well known for its repeat flowering, flowers for cutting long bloom season, and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Yeti™ Japanese Spirea produces some beautiful white, or white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a alternate organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For to be around (1-3 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Yeti™ Japanese Spirea is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for drought and animals like deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For will be fine.
Now, let’s talk garden and how your Yeti™ Japanese Spirea will look best in it.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, city and courtyard, coastal garden, and in traditional garden styles.
In particular, the Yeti™ Japanese Spirea’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in hedges and screens, others use it for landscaping in a firescaping/fire wise, specimen, border, edging, rock garden, mass planting, cutting garden, container, or a urban garden.
Yeti™ Japanese Spirea’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Potentilla, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Echinacea will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your Yeti™ Japanese Spirea to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!