A white blooming native spirea that can reach six feet in height! Flowers support a wide variety of pollinators. Does best in full sun and consistently moist soils- tolerates seasonal flooding but not permanent standing water. Perfect for moist ditches and prairies!
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Peat
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun-Aug
Fruit: Seeds are incredibly small and mature in late fall.
Fall Color: Yellow, Orange, Red
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, ants, flies, butterflies, and beetles. Hosts the spring azure butterfly, moths such as the Isabella tiger moth, and many smaller species of insect. Browsed by grouse, deer, and muskrat.
Notes: Deadheading extends bloom time. Cultivated spiraea are descended from Old World species, not native spiraea. Self fertile.