Native Spiraea

Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor',   Spiraea latifolia (S. alba),   Spiraea tomentosa

Birch-Leaved Spiraea, Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor'

      Native to open woodland slopes, this little-known, rare Spirea makes a tidy 2-3' mound.   Delicate white blossoms grace the plant in late May, and fall color is a striking burnt-orange/burgundy.   An excellent choice for limited spaces.   Wildlife value.      Ht.2-3'. (Sun to Partial shade)

Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor'

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Meadowsweet, Spiraea latifolia (S. alba)

      Pyramids of delicate white blooms wave atop Meadowsweet stems in early to midsummer, followed by brown seedheads on tan stems in the winter.   Excellent for naturalizing and hedgerows on moist to dry soils.   Wildlife value.      Ht. 4-6' (Sun to Partial shade)

Spirea latifolia (S. alba)

Spirea lat fall color pic

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Steeplebush, Spiraea tomentosa

      This underutilized summer bloomer is our only pink native Spirea, the flat-headed ones you see are invaders.   It is often found in moist meadows, but performs well in average soil.   The steeple-like blooms come in July and brown seed heads are attractive through the winter. Wildlife value.      Ht. 3'+. (Sun to Partial shade)


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