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    Birchleaf Spirea

    Spiraea betulifolia

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    Birchleaf Spirea (Spiraea betulifolia) at Hartman Companies

    Birchleaf Spirea flowers

    Birchleaf Spirea flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Birchleaf Spirea (Spiraea betulifolia) at Hartman Companies

    Birchleaf Spirea in bloom

    Birchleaf Spirea in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  24 inches

    Spread:  24 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3


    An elegant and versatile garden shrub with tiny white flowers appearing atop a rounded form, fall color is a showy mix of red, yellow and copper; ideal for use in smaller gardens and rock gardens, very low maintenance

    Ornamental Features

    Birchleaf Spirea features dainty clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Birchleaf Spirea is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Birchleaf Spirea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Birchleaf Spirea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

    This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Massing  Rock  Garden 
    Flowers  Fall Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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