Spiraea alba
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Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Height: 3-4 feet; 0.9-1.2 metres Spread: 3-4 feet; 0.9-1.2 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium to wet Wildlife: Attractive to birds and butterflies; larval host for Spring Azure Bloom Colour: White Tolerates: Deer; wet soil; seasonal flooding Culture: Grow in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun. Needs constant moisture, and soil must not be allowed to dry out. Remove spent flower clusters to promote additional bloom. Noteworthy Characteristics: Meadowsweet is an upright, deciduous shrub which features narrow, toothed, green leaves and terminal, cone-shaped clusters of tiny, white flowers that bloom in the summer. Garden Uses: Effective along streams or ponds, in low spots or boggy areas, or, with regular watering, in a border or cottage garden.