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Spiraea tomentosa

Also called Steeplebush


More About Spiraea tomentosa

  • Bottlebrush-like spikes of tiny, pink flowers
  • Brown seed heads persist into the winter
  • Leaves bright green above, blue-green underneath
  • Fall colour is golden-yellow
  • Upright, vase-shaped habit
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Hard Tack Growing and Maintenance Tips

 To maintain size suckers should be removed on this wetland plant. 


Spiraea tomentosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing
Hedge