Full sun; moist, well drained soils are best, but tolerates dry sites; tolerates neutral soil pH (highly alkaline soils may lead to chlorosis).
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
A number of problems are common on this species including: leaf spots, powdery mildew, scale and aphids.
is one of the parent plants of Spiraea
. Some of the cultivars noted here may be found sold as cultivars of both species.