Forum home Problem solving

Will it survive winter

My japonica got badly eaten leaves this summer and looks a shadow of its former self.will it die or come back forum?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,300
    It looks like a Spiraea. Spiraea japonica? It will come back, leaves are insect food, they've got to eat. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • wjd1963wjd1963 Posts: 14
    So leave as it is and wait for spring then Cutler?
  • wjd1963wjd1963 Posts: 14
    Cutlet doh
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645
    Yes.  Japonica is a way to indicate something, in this case a plant, that originates in Japan and can be applied to forms of quince, cmellia, pieris and, in this case, spiraea which is a deciduous shrub.  It will lose its leaves for winter and then re-grow them in spring and produce flowers in early summer.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
Sign In or Register to comment.