rose meadowsweet Rosaceae Spiraea splendens Baumann ex K. Koch var. splendens Listen to the Latin symbol: SPSP2 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, ovate, 1 inch long, margins coarsely toothed near the apex but entire close to the base, green and sparsely hairy above and below; petiole less than 1/4 inch long.
Flower: Small, pink to red, in dense pom-pom terminal clusters, appearing in mid-summer.
Fruit: Fruits are small brown follicles about 1/8 inch borne in upright terminal clusters, persistent.
Twig: Twigs slender; tan turning to red-brown.
Bark: Bark is red-brown, often exfoliating on older twigs but smooth on larger, older stems.
Form: Erect deciduous shrub usually under 3 feet tall.

Looks like: Japanese spiraea - Douglas spiraea
leaf flower fruit twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Spiraea splendens is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting rose meadowsweet.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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