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spiraea; hardhack

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hardhack in bloom Spirea thicket in spring Spirea bloom

Spiraea douglasii

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 12 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

Attractive, pink pyramid shaped flower clusters. Can spread aggresively in moist environments, but is better behaved in drier conditions. Thicket forming.

Keywords: aggressive, birds, butterflies, fast, pink, spreading, upright

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