- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 7
Spirea alba is the native Meadowsweet shrub. White Meadowsweet is a variety of the native that grows in a more compact shape that makes it much more low maintenance. The pink buds open into fluffy white masses of flowers that are magnets for beneficial pollinators. White Meadowsweet is a deciduous shrub that is at home in a naturalized native garden or highly ornamental Cottage Garden.
Meadowsweet makes for a great cut flower and is often used as a filler in mid-summer arrangements. This shrub is native to New England, the upper Atlantic states and the upper midwest. It is a wildlife magnet. Many species of Butterflies, native bees, birds and other small animals use various parts of this plant for survival. The masses of fluffy flowers ripen into seeds that feed the birds throughout the winter.
White Meadowsweet Care
White Meadowsweet is really suited to most soil textures and pH levels. It grows better in poor soil than overly fertile soil. Watering ust be consistent. This shrub is often used in Rain Garden schemes or along stream sites. Good drainage during the winter months is very important to keep the roots from rotting and freezing. Full sun to part shade is important. Meadowsweet will bloom better in more sun.
Pruning is rarely needed. A quick deadheading after the blooms finish is useful to restrict seeding. Alternately, pruning back of dead, diseased, dying and diagonal branches is done in the early spring to clean up any winter damage. Mulching with leaves or other organic compost in the winter will help to improve the soil's water holding capacity over time.
White Meadowsweet Spacing
The mature height of White Meadowsweet is 3-4 feet with a width of 3-4 feet. Planting many together in a woodland setting is very effective and will give a more naturalistic feel to the garden. Space the plants at 40 inches on center to allow proper air circulation.
White Meadowsweet Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 7
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
|Uses: Borders, Edging, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
|Common Name: White Meadowsweet
|Scientific Name: SPIRAEA ALBA VAR. LATIFOLIA
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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