This is one of our favorite little dwarf shrubs that totally rocks the rock garden. Slow, slow growth, densely twiggy, small heavily textured leaves and small clusters of deep pink flowers in mid summer makes this a great choice for containers or that small special place.
Fantastic little gem from the high mountains of Taiwan collected by our friend Philip MacDougall. Our mama plant is several years old and is a compact dome just 9" high and maybe 12" across. Early summer has this adorned in small dense heads of dark pink flowers edged in pale pink to white.
Our 2015 collection from China's Anhui province and normally the different Spiraea don't have much to set them apart when the leaves have dropped in the fall but we were struck by one thing that stood out on this one - it was 20 feet tall. A lithesome willowy thing with decently long racemes of seed capsules - can hardly wait until it flowers!
A stabilized hybrid well on its way to species status, this naturally occurring cross between Spiraea douglasii and S. betulifolia was collected in King Co., WA by botanist Alex Wright. Short and stout terminal inflorescenses are soft peach in bud opening to palest pink or pale white depending on your personal oculative interpretation. Stoloniferous and adaptable native.
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