Spiraea alba
(white meadowsweet)
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Category: Shrubs and Small Trees

Photo Credits: Mrs. W. D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Height: 2 – 3 feet


Spread:  4 feet


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: IA, SD


Fruit: small pod-shaped follicles; late summer into fall


Comments & Cautions:
more adaptable to wet soil than other spireas; do not allow to dry out


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

upright, numerous unbranched stems; mounded overall form

Foliage

narrow-toothed green leaves; medium-fine texture

Flowers

cone-shaped terminal clusters of tiny white flowers; June-August

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