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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

92

Low deciduous shrub with shiny, bright green leaves; reddish-purple bark; and flat-topped clusters of tiny, dark-pink to purple flowers

Scientific  Name:

Spiraea splendens

Common Name 1

› Rose Meadowsweet

Family:

Rosaceae

Origins:

Mountains from British Columbia to nw. and Sierran California, east to Montana.

Plant Type:

Small Shrub (usually < 1.5' and not >3')
Common Name 2

› Subalpine Spiraea

Common Name 3

› Mountain Spiraea

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Shade

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Tolerates a variety of soils but prefers rocky soil with fast drainage

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Alternate, simple, ovoid, 1.5 cm long, margin toothed near tip and sides but not at the base, leaf surface thin, light green, with or without hairs, turn yellow in fall

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

Pink

Flower Description:

Fuzzy pom-poms of bright rosy pink, in flat-topped, terminal clusters

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Yellow foliage

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

1.5-3'

Mature spread:

1.5-3'

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Wet, open meadows; wooded or open, rocky slopes; stream banks; 2000-11,000 ft elevation

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

yes

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Shawna Larson

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

yes

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jun

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jul

Ornamental Accent:

no

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Flowers mostly in sprays along one-year-old or two-year-old branches. Cut off spent flowering branches immediately after flowering. This will help to produce the maximum amount of vigorous flowering wood.

Summer Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged; deadhead

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Flowers on new wood, so prune in late winter to early spring if needed

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Aphid, Snapdragon Plume Moth, Spider Mite

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Spiraea powdery mildew

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

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