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Species: Spiraea tomentosa

Spiraea tomentosa

Steeplebush, Hardhack

Found on Course Walks

None Listed

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

Woody Shrubs for Storm Water Retention

Cultivars

No cultivars listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub < 4 feet

2-4'

Deciduous

upright, multi-stem shrub

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade

3a

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

Tolerates salt spray

Tall, dense racemes of small pink to rose-purple flowers; textured green leaves covered in orange hairs beneath

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

No diseases listed

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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