Tiny Flowers | Japanese Meadowsweet

In front of our house we have some shrubs. One type is spirea. Some species of spirea have pure white flowers. The one in front of our house has pink flowers. It is known as Japanese Meadowsweet (Spiraea japonica). The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture shows it distributed in the eastern third of the country and part of Canada. It is not native here. It is native to Japan, China, and Korea. Many nurseries offer it as a yard shrub.

We like the bunches of pink it presents in the late spring and early summer. Closer inspection shows a mass of individual small 1/4″ flowers.

This picture reminds me that it is getting to be time to trim the shrubs before they get too big.



7 thoughts on “Tiny Flowers | Japanese Meadowsweet

  1. shoreacres

    This is beautiful, and I don’t remember ever seeing it. We had white spirea in front of our house when I was growing up, but we called it Bridal Wreath, and I didn’t learn the name spirea until about two years ago.

    1. Jim in IA Post author

      We had bridal wreath in several places in our yard. When you shook the bough at the end of the flower’s life, petals rained down like snow.


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