Subalpine Spirea, also known as Rose Meadowsweet or Mountain Spirea is one of the more ornamental natives we have in the PNW. It is a beautiful upright deciduous shrub that only reaches about 2-4' tall with showy flat pink flowers that bees are often seen landing on. Its native range extends from central California up into Canada and east into Central Montana.
Subalpine Spirea - Spiraea splendens
Size: 2-3' tall and wide.
Growing Conditions: Full sun, medium moisture.
Features: Bright pink sweetly scented flowers that bloom from June to August, attracts birds and butterflies, deer resistant.
Natural Habitat: Native from British Columbia to California at elevations between 2,000 and 11,000 feet.
Companion Plants: Shinyleaf Spiraea, Viburnum, Rhododendron.