Spiraea alba “rosea”
$4.95 – $8.95
Soil: Hydric(Wet) to Mesic(Medium)
Sun: Full toPart
Flowers: Arranged in conical, terminal spikes
This shrub is excellent for shoreline restoration and large raingardens. The folliage turns a golden yellow in the fall.
Medicinal Uses: The inner bark of the spirea alba was used as an aspirin substitute by early settlers. Ojibwa women drank a tea of leaves and flowers to ease childbirth.
Food Uses: Early settlers ate the roots of the Meadowsweet.
More Info: Is attractive to birds and butterflies.