Spiraea alba (Fr: spirée blanche | En: white meadowsweet)
One of our two native Spiraea species, Spiraea alba has two varieties in our region; a narrow-leaved western variety and a broad-leaved eastern variety. The one sold here is the broad-leaved variety.
This shrub is a found in a number of habitats from wetlands to meadows to dry sand dunes. Its adaptability makes it a great garden plant as it can tolerate a variety of soils and moisture content. It is a great addition to tall meadow gardens
This spiraea attracts numerous pollinators and throughout mid-summer when the spring flowers have all finished but the fall flowers have not yet begun. The seeds of this plant are also cherished by many birds including both song birds and game birds.
Height: 1 to 1.5 meters
Bloom: July to August
Sun: Full sun
Moisture: moist to dry
Soil: rich organic to sand