Douglas spiraea Rosaceae Spiraea
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, deciduous, margins toothed near the apex but entire close to the base, oblong to elliptical, 1 to 3 inches long, green above with silvery pubescence below; petiole less than 1/4 inch long.
Flower: Small, pink to red, in dense upright 4 to 6 inch terminal clusters.
Fruit: Fruits are small brown follicles about 1/8 inch borne in upright terminal clusters, persistent.
Twig: Twigs slender and light yellow-brown becoming red-brown and slightly ribbed with age.
Bark: Bark is red-brown and generally smooth, but sometimes shredding.
Form: Erect deciduous shrub, 2-6 feet tall, commonly grows in thickets.
Looks like: Japanese spiraea
- rose meadowsweet
| Additional Range Information:
Spiraea douglasii is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Douglas spiraea.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson