Spiraea douglasii

This attractive ornamental shrub is fast growing. It forms beautiful pinkish spires of flowers in July. Grows in thickets up to 6′ tall.

Douglas Spirea shrub
spirea inflorescence

Photo credit: Linda Wilson

spirea plant

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • Douglas Spirea shrub
  • spirea inflorescence
  • spirea plant

Plant Details

Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Shrub Swamp
Shallow Marsh
Wet Prairie
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist soils
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant