Steeplebush

Steeplebush

Spiraea tomentosa

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 2 to 4'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: July to September

Bloom Color: Pink

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average, acidic, moist to wet, tolerates wide range of soils.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Spiraea tomentosa, Hardhack, Hardbark Spiraea

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Description

Steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa) is a small deciduous shrub that grows 2′ – 4′ tall and prefers wet, sandy soil in full sun, though it will tolerate a range of soil conditions as well as light shade. Its most notable feature is the pink/purple blooms that grow on large, dense, terminal spikes 4-8″ long. Faded flower clusters can be removed to encourage additional blooms. Steeplebush flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, and it is a larval host plant to the Columbia Silkmoth, pictured above. Its astringent properties make it deer resistant. Steeplebush performs well in rain gardens and is perfect for butterfly/pollinator gardens.


 

Additional information

Height

2 to 4'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

July to September

Bloom Color

Pink

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average, acidic, moist to wet, tolerates wide range of soils.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Spiraea tomentosa, Hardhack, Hardbark Spiraea

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.