Scientific Name: Spiraea trilobata
Common Name: three lobe spirea
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Orbicular, Ovate, Double serrate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Cyme, White, May
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Follicle, Dark-red, Brown, Jun-Jul, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves dark bluish-green, ovate to almost sound, coarsely toothed (three distinct lobes not so obvious); flowers white, small (8mm wide), numerous, in corymb-like cymes in May. Winter ID: twigs round, slightly ridged; buds opposite, ovoid; leaf scars raised, V-shaped; persistent fruit.