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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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$21.99

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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

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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