Spiraea alba, White Meadowsweet
A great native alternative to the common landscaping plant Japanese Spirea, with lovely large clusters of white flowers on a 4ft green-leaved shrub.
Spiraea alba is a deciduous shrub with cone-shaped clusters of tiny, white flowers that bloom in the summer. It also has fruits which mature in September and disperse in a similar way to milkweed. Effective in wet areas along streams or ponds and with regular watering, in a border or cottage garden.
"The Greek word speria meaning wreath in reference to the showy flower clusters seen on most shrubs in the genus." Missouri Botanical Garden
Height: 3 to 4ft
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June to August