Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Spiraea splendens (Subalpine Spirea)

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Rosidae

Order

 Rosales

Family

 Rosaceae Rose family

Genus

Spiraea L. spirea

Species

 Spiraea splendens Baumann ex K. Koch rose meadowsweet

Subalpine Spirea is similar to Spirea betulifolia with its flat-topped flower clusters. However this spirea's flowers are a beautiful, dark pink and the shrub grows a mere 12-36 tall.

Butterflies flock to the delicate flowers.

Subapline Spirea is at home along the Pacific Coast and east to Montana. It is hardy from USDA zones 5-9.

While it tolerates shade, it is far happier in a sunny, moist site.

Subalpine Spirea is rarely available commercially.

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