Spiraea (Spiraea decumbens) in the Spiraeas Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6 inches (15 cm.)
Plant Spread: 12 inches (30 cm.)
Leaves: Deciduous
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Propagation: Other methods: Layering

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 15, 2018 12:48 PM

I have not yet seen this groundcover species that is native to the Alps of central Europe. My old woody plant teacher, Dr. Michael Dirr, wrote a paragraph about it on page 965 of his huge Manual of Woody Landscape Plants after he saw some planted in Germany. He tried to grow some in northern Georgia, but they did not take. From photos online, it looks good and seems to have thick, shiny leaves.

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