The Douglas Spiraea, also known commonly as the Steeplebush or Hardhack, is a fast growing medium-sized shrub that can reach heights of 4-5 feet at maturity. It is native to Western North America, including Alaska, British Columbia, Washington State, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and California. In the spring, the green alternately arranged leaves form, with blooms emerging shortly after, which bloom into long, clustered pink flowers in the late spring to early summer. In the wild, it is native to forest understories, usually coniferous forests, 600 feet in elevation or below as well as wetland areas, including marshes, bogs and borders of lakes and ponds..
The Douglas Spirea is adaptable to a range of soil types including less fertile soils such as sandy soil and clays. It prefers moist, well-drained soil, but tolerant to wet soil and even saturated conditions. It is also drought tolerant, once established. It prefers full sun exposure, but is tolerant of partial shade.
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