Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery Birch-leaved spiraea Low shrub, 20-60 cm tall, from long creeping rhizome; stems erect, smooth, with thin wiry branches... Product #: Birch-leaved spiraea

Birch-leaved spiraea

Vendor: Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery
Product Code: Birch-leaved spiraea
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Spiraea betulifolia

Low shrub, 20-60 (90) cm tall, from long creeping rhizome; stems erect, smooth, with thin wiry branches. Dry to moist open forests, rocky slopes and clearings in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; common throughout BC east (mostly) of the Coast-Cascade Mountains. The Leaves Alternate, and are deciduous, short-stalked, oval to oblong-egg-shaped, 2-7 cm long, coarsely double-toothed mostly above the middle, dark green above, paler below. The Flowers inflorescence a branched, nearly flat-topped, terminal cluster of numerous small flowers; corollas white, sometimes pink-tinged, the petals 5, circular, about 2 mm long; calyces smooth on the outside, 5-lobed, the lobes triangular, erect to spreading, about 1 mm long; ovaries superior; stamens numerous, smooth. Fruits Follicles, usually 5, about 3 mm long, beaked, somewhat leathery, smooth except sometimes a few long hairs along the suture, shining; seeds several, spindle-shaped