Pink Spiraea is a small flowering shrub very commonly found in Western North America. It grows thickets via rhizomes in swamps, bogs, and usually wet riparian areas. Spires of pink flowers appear in early summer, persisting into the winter. Hummingbirds drink the nectar and marsh wrens live among them. The "Pyramid Spirea" occurs as a hybrid between the pink and white spiraea.
Botanical Name: Spiraea douglasii Other Names: Steeplebush, Douglas Spirea, Hardhack, Rose Spirea Family: RosaceaeNative to: Western North America Eco benefits: attracts pollinators Natural habitat: waters edge Shapes: clump Height: 3-6ft Growth rate: fast Unique attractions: flowers, winter interest Tolerances: soil compaction Common uses: naturalized plantings, rain garden Light: full sun Soil: moist and fertile, tolerates heavy clay, tolerates wet feet, wet