SPIRAEA TOMENTOSA (steeplebush) - Single Plants
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This offering is for single plants of this variety. These are growing in tube sleeves of 4” deep x 2.25” diameter.

SPIRAEA TOMENTOSA (steeplebush): 

Culture:  Easily grown in average, acidic, moist to wet soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils. Remove faded flower clusters as practicable to encourage additional bloom. Flowers on new wood, so prune in late winter to early spring if needed. Spreads by suckers to form colonies. 

Noteworthy Characteristics:  Spiraea tomentosa, called steeplebush or hardhack, is a suckering deciduous shrub that grows 2-4' tall with a slightly larger spread. It is native to wet meadows, wet pastures, boggy areas, marshes, fields, and lake. Elliptic to ovate, medium to dark green leaves (to 3” long) with coarse marginal teeth are tapered at both ends and densely tomentose (yellowish-brown hairs) beneath. No fall color. Tiny pink to rose to rose-purple flowers in dense, narrow, steeple-shaped, terminal spikes (to 4-8" long) bloom from top to bottom from mid-summer to early autumn. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Genus name comes from the Greek word speira meaning wreath in reference to the showy flower clusters seen on most shrubs in the genus.  Specific epithet means densely woolly for the hairy leaves. Common name of steeplebush is in obvious reference to the shape of the flower spike, and the common name of hardhack is in reference to the tough plant stems.


Zone: 3 to 9

Height: 2 to 4 feet

Spread: 3 to 5 feet

Bloom Time: July to September

Bloom Description: Pink to rose-purple

Sun: Full sun

Water: Medium to wet

Attracts: Butterflies

Tolerate: Deer, Erosion

  • Item #: GSP-Steeplebush41720

SPIRAEA TOMENTOSA (steeplebush) - Single Plants

Price: $9.50
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