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Spiraea ulmaria

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.7m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourCream-white

Description

Spiraea ulmaria. This is a clump-forming perennial with pinnate, veined, lance-shaped, leaves. The creamy white flowers are borne in dense corymbs in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, Asia, N.America and Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their mass of small, bee-attracting flowers and in some species, their foliage. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will thrive in most garden conditions, they will prefer a warm summer. Grow them in moist, well-drained soil and sheltered from hot sun, especially in warm summer areas.

Propagation

Propagation is from cuttings in the summer.

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