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Spiraea douglasii (Steeple bush)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Spiraea douglasii

Other names

Steeple bush

Genus

Spiraea Spiraea

Species

S. douglasii - S. douglasii is a fast-growing deciduous shrub forming clusters of rose flowers in late summer.


Spiraea douglasii is: Deciduous

Habit

Suckering

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Will respond well to hard pruning after flowering to restore shape.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Spiraea douglasii (Steeple bush) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Easy to grow in any soil so long as it is moist.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Spiraea douglasii

Other names

Steeple bush

Genus

Spiraea Spiraea

Species

S. douglasii - S. douglasii is a fast-growing deciduous shrub forming clusters of rose flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Suckering


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Will respond well to hard pruning after flowering to restore shape.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Spiraea douglasii (Steeple bush) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Easy to grow in any soil so long as it is moist.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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I am not a agrdener at all, but came to stay in a very small council flat with only a pebbled front garden. So I bought a couple of potted plants of which Spirae Douglasi is one. The plant is about one meter tall with many branches coming out , mostly nea

I am not a gardener at all, but came to stay in a very small council flat with only a pebbled front garden. So I bought a couple of potted plants of which Spirae Douglasi is one. The plant is about… read more

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