Spiraea tomentosa

Hardbark Spirea, Steeplebush, Hardhack, Meadowsweet

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate -
Mature Height - 3-6'
Mature Width -
Longevity - Very short-lived

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Color range deep rose to rose-purple flowers in long clusters, 3-8", opening top to bottom; flowers linger into fall; attracts butterflies
Fruit - Small dry felt-like capsule, born in terminal clusters.
Leaf -
Fall Color -
Bark -
Other Features - .
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Requires moist soil; found along roadsides and in fields.
Native Habitat - Introduced 1738; Zones 4-8, Nova Scotia to Georgia, west to Kansas
Diseases and Insects -
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Spirea.
- Other plants of the family Rosaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Spiraea.
- Other plants of the species Spiraea tomentosa.