Germander Meadowsweet

Germander Meadowsweet Plant Information


Germander Meadowsweet grows in the following 2 states:

Connecticut, New York

Spiraea chamaedryfolia, common name germander meadowsweet or elm-leaved spirea, is a species of plants belonging to the family Rosaceae.

Spiraea chamaedryfolia is a shrub reaching a height of 1-1.5 metres (3ft 3in-4ft 11in). Branchlets are brownish or red-brown. Leaves are simple, oblong or lance-shaped, toothed on the edges, 40-60 millimetres (1.6-2.4in) long and 10-30 millimetres (0.39-1.18in) wide, with a petiole of 4-7mm. The white flowers of 6-9mm in diameter grow in spikelike clusters at the ends of the branches. Flowering period extends from May to September.
This species is native to the mixed forests and forest clearings of South Eastern Europe and Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia and Europe). It can be found at an elevation of 600-1,000 metres (2,000-3,300ft) above sea level.

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