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Willowleaf Meadowsweet Spiraea salicifolia

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Spiraea arguta
Phonetic Spelling
spy-REE-ah sal-iss-ih-FOH-lee-uh
Description

Willowleaf Meadowsweet is a deciduous shrub in the rose family.  It is commonly found in wet boggy areas or woodlands. 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#nectar plant#dense#thickets#pollinator plant#mid-summer flowers#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#nectar plant#dense#thickets#pollinator plant#mid-summer flowers#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Spiraea
    Species:
    salicifolia
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe and Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers support pollinating insects.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms all summer and flowers are pollinated by insects.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No