Douglas Spirea - bare root
A fine, deciduous shrub, Douglas Spirea grows incredibly quickly to reach 11.’ Beautiful pinkish-purple flower plumes crown the plant in July and often bloom a second time in the fall. The 3" pyramind-shape clusters of purplish-pink to deep rose flowers grow in an erect spike, unlike the other Spireas. The leaves are a blue-green and their undersides flash silver in the breeze. This species is invaluable in wetland restoration projects as it spreads rapidly to prevent erosion and tolerates seasonal flooding. It favors moist, open sunny areas and is at home along the coast.
Habitat: Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade/sun
Size: Up to 11', with 3" blooms
Wildlife: Food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; nectar source for butterflies.