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Spiraea splendens splendens

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Spiraea splendens splendens

Mountain Spirea, Subalpine Spirea, Pink Spirea, Rose Meadowsweet

Community: Mountain

Brief Description

Pink flowering bush wafts delicate fragrance on the summer breeze.

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  • Charming Pink Flowers
  • Fragrant
  • Compact Shrub
  • Likes Moist Areas

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Availability: Temporarily sold out. New inventory is made available in the spring and fall of each year.

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Plant Description and Details

A mountain highway in August, a blur of pink bushes, a double-take. It was likely Mountain Spirea. Botanists named it "splendens" (translated: splendid) and the name fits. The blushing pincushion flower clusters are as fragrant asthey are beautiful. Bright green, petite, oval and finely-toothed leaves clothe the bush, giving it a tidy and rounded form. It makes its home in mountain meadows where there is plentiful moisture - along streams and in marshy areas.

Common Names Mountain Spirea, Subalpine Spirea, Pink Spirea, Rose Meadowsweet
Community Mountain
Annual Water Needs 20-30 inches
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Subalpine meadows - open, sunny, wet places in the Olympic, Cascade, Rocky and Blue Mountain ranges.
Native States CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 5
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Various, Well Drained
Placement Stand-alone specimen shrub, hedge/border, naturalized meadow areas.
Mature Height 4 - 6 ft.
Mature Width 4 ft.
Group Spacing 5-6 ft.
Blossom Color Dark Pink or Purple
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 3-4 times deeply the first summer.
Wildlife Pollinators
Plants Symbol SPSPS
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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