White Spiraea


(Spiraea betulifolia)

white spiraea
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white spiraea flowers
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White Spiraea is a small flowering shrub native Western North America. Rhizomes give it a low spreading nature, growing in grasslands, forest edge, water's edge, and forest understory. In late spring, flat-topped clusters of white flowers bloom and the stamens give the impression that it "shines". Leaves are green and toothed toward the ends turning a nice copper to yellow or orange in the fall.

White Spirea persists as a pioneer species after fires, it tolerates tolerates a wide range of sun and soil conditions but prefers part sun and well drained soil. Attractive to many pollinating insects.