Matcha Ball Ash Leaf Spirea Planted - Front Porch Bed - October 2023
Was this in the plan that I had in mind? Nope.
Then...why would it go here?
The answer to that is, of course rooted in Fall nursery sales. But, a good price wouldn't be enough to get me to make the leap. Nope.
What made this all come together is this specific shrub: A Matcha Ball Ash Leaf Spirea. Here, below, is the young shrub planted in its spot in my front porch bed:
What's so special about this shrub? Well...you can tell a lot by just looking at it. Here's what First Editions says about it:
Forming a perfect round ball fern-like leaves cover Matcha Ball® in a fresh shade of green, much like Matcha tea. When the leaves first emerge in very early spring, the leaves and petioles have hints of red and orange-peach that ultimately mature to green in the summer and yellow in the fall. Matcha Ball® sparsely blooms, which helps it maintain a tight round form throughout the growing season.Perfect round ball. Nice
Fern-like. Love that.
Hits of red and orange-peach in Spring. Tell me more.
Yellow in fall. That's sounds lovely.
It is a well-behaved, multi-season, Japanese-garden-inspired-fitting shrub? Can't miss with that, right?
Here's the front/back of the tags below: