Spiraea tomentosa (Fr: spirée tomenteuse | En: steeplebush)
One of our two native Spiraea species, Spiraea tomentosa is a beautiful pink flowering shrub that is ideal for rain gardens and wetter areas.
Steeplebush 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 to part shade
Moisture: wet to moderate
Soil: rich organic to sand