CRCCD – Steeplebush

SKU: CRCCD-STB Category:


Spiraea tomentosa


Soil:  Acidic
Light:  Full Sun
Moisture:  Moist to Wet
Plant Height:  3 to 4 feet
Plant Width:  3 to 5 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Good for mass plantings, borders, and low hedges.  Excellent for low areas, pond margins, naturalized swales, or other moist locations, including rain gardens.

Easy-to-grow, deciduous, upright shrub that spreads by suckers to form colonies.  Toothed leaves are densely hairy beneath and turn golden-yellow in the fall.  Long-blooming, pyramidal clusters of pink to rose-purple flowers bloom from top to bottom in mid-summer and early autumn.  Remove faded flower clusters to encourage additional blooms.  Flowers on new wood so prune in late winter or early spring if needed.  Susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew.  Tolerates light shade.  Attracts butterflies, native small bees, and flies.

2 gallon pot