University of Rhode Island

Spiraea latifolia

Meadowsweet

Very similar to S. tomentosa. The bluish green leaves and flower clusters are not fuzzy or hairy. Tolerates a broader range of soil moisture than S. tomentosa. Full sun, dry to moist soil, will tolerate occasional standing water. Native to RI. 4-6’ x 6-8’.

Image courtesy of Jim Stasz. USA.

Image courtesy of Janet Novak, CT Botanical Society

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