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Spiraea alba - Meadowsweet

Sun Exposure: Sun - Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium

Soil Type: Sand-Loam, Loam, Loam-Clay

Height: 4 feet

Spread: 1-3 feet

Blooms: July, August, September

Root: Woody

Habitat: Wet prairies, Low areas along streams, Edges of marshes, bogs, and ditches.

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Natural gardens

Wildlife Value: The flowers are very popular with many kinds of insects, especially long-tongued bees, wasps, flies, skippers, and butterflies, which seek nectar. Host Plant: Spring Azure

Seed Origin: Wasaga Beach, ON

Germination Code: C(60), D

Spiraea alba - Meadowsweet

  • Meadowsweet is woody a shrub, with large clusters of white flowers thatt appear almost fuzzy due to the long stamens. The stems grow upright and become woody with age.  The flowers are frequented by many different types buzzing pollinators and insects. 

    Spiraea alba is a great native alternatives to the Japanese Spirea used in many traditional landscape designs.

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