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Spiraea pyramidata - Greene.
                 
Common Name Spirea
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Streambanks and moist to dry slopes[204].
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to Oregon.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Spiraea pyramidata Spirea


Susan McDougall @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Spiraea pyramidata Spirea
   
Physical Characteristics
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Spiraea pyramidata is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea.

A tea is made by boiling the stems, leaves and flowers[161, 183, 257].
Medicinal Uses


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Tonic.

A decoction of the plant has been drunk as a tonic[257].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
An easily grown plant, it tolerates most soils[200], but prefers a good loamy soil, abundant moisture and full sunlight[11, 200]. This species is probably a natural hybrid, S. betulifolia x S. douglasii menziesii[11, 204]. It hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[11].
Propagation
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if possible. It is likely to require stratification before it germinates, so stored seed should be sown in a cold frame as early in the year as you receive it. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a light sandy soil a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, 15cm long, October/November in an outdoor frame[200]. Another report says that September is a good time to do this[11]. Division of suckers in early spring[200]. They can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.
Other Names
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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Holodiscus dumosusRock Spiraea11
Sorbaria sorbifoliafalse spiraea10
Spiraea albaWhite Meadowsweet11
Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana 10
Spiraea blumei 10
Spiraea canescens 00
Spiraea douglasiiSteeplebush, Rose spirea, Menzies' spirea01
Spiraea henryi 10
Spiraea hirsuta 10
Spiraea japonicaJapanese Spiraea, Japanese meadowsweet00
Spiraea nervosa angustifolia 10
Spiraea prunifoliaBridalwreath Spiraea11
Spiraea salicifoliaBridewort, Willowleaf meadowsweet11
Spiraea thunbergiiThunberg's meadowsweet, Thunberg Spirea00
Spiraea tomentosaHardhack, Steeplebush02
Spiraea x argutaGarland Spiraea00
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Botanical References
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