Meadowsweet Spirea


  • Native to Van Buren County
  • Showy white flowers in midsummer
  • Good for Hedges
  • Good for Rain Gardens
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer tolerant
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 3ft-4ft
Spread: 3ft-4ft
Water Needs: Medium to Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Medium

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Meadowsweet Spirea
Description Meadowsweet spirea (Spiraea alba), also known as white meadowsweet and pale bridewort, is a small deciduous shrub. A great native ornamental plant that is also great for wildlife. Its fragrant white or pink flowers grow in clusters at the end of its branches. Many butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to its flowers. The brown fruit is a distinctive feature and a favorite amongst birds. Meadowsweet is moderately deer resistant.
Height 3 – 4 ft.
Spread 3 – 4 ft.
Growth rate Medium
Sun Full sun to shade
Water use Medium
Soil Wet soils
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time June – September
Bloom color White, pink
Fruit type Follicles
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, good for pollinators, showy flowers
Climate Change Hardiness Unknown adaptability

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