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Spiraea tomentosaSpiraea tomentosa

steeplebush, hardback spirea

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 3-6'
Spread: 3-6'
Flowers: Jul.-Sept.; pink to purple
Fruit: Sept.-Mar.; brown; capsule
Fall color: yellow green

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.1-6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy Organic

Habitat

wet meadows, moist old fields, bogs and swamps; lake edges, marshes, dunes, roadside swales

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

cultivars available with white or red flowers



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2026.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004