Lately I’ve been finding that some of previously well-behaved shrubs in my Connecticut garden are becoming garden thugs – freely re-seeding all over the garden. I’ve been noticing an abundance of Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica and Spiraea x bumalda) seedlings that seem to pop up almost overnight.
Like several other widely available and widely planted shrubs, some that are probably in your garden right now, Japanese spirea seems to be in a no-man’s land that can last for years. Caught between clearly demonstrating invasive behaviors and officially being placed on my state’s invasive plat list.
To find out more about ways to identify and deal with potentially invasive plants in your own garden, please read my latest post over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens, Dealing with Potentially Invasive Plants.