Japanese Meadowsweet (Spiraea japonica) in the Spiraeas Database

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Botanical names:
Spiraea japonicaAccepted
Spiraea bullataSynonym
Spiraea albifloraSynonym
Spiraea bumaldaSynonym
Spiraea japonica var. albifloraSynonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2- 6 feet
Plant Spread: 2- 6 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Magenta
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Various insects


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July 5, 2014

Let's open Trees and Shrubs week with a list of the most popular of these woody plants in our database. There are a lot of great plants in this list!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Spiraea alba? by sooby Aug 24, 2017 2:21 PM 12
ID please by Italysa Jul 2, 2017 5:59 AM 2
Need ID for this shrub by SongofJoy Jun 28, 2017 6:29 PM 2
New garden. Not sure what type of plant this is by DJRCB Jun 7, 2017 9:11 PM 6
Butterfly Bush/Invasive Species by Garden10 Apr 17, 2017 9:56 AM 29
Does anyone rescue reduced or clearance plants? by keithp2012 Oct 9, 2017 11:11 AM 788
Japanese Meadowsweet (Spiraea japonica) by JenLeigh5482 Jun 26, 2015 9:54 AM 16
What's blooming in May 2015 by ctcarol Jun 1, 2015 10:56 AM 118
Calif. Sue's Garden by Calif_Sue Aug 4, 2017 6:24 PM 394
Heather confusion by Bonehead Apr 18, 2015 8:33 AM 2

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