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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Is this a spirea Reply with quote

This has shot up in the garden Am I right in saying its a Spirea. The pink one

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! It looks like Spiraea douglasii..
Wiki Quote...Spiraea douglasii is a species of flowering plant in the rose family. Common names include hardhack, hardhack steeplebush,Douglas' spiraea,steeplebush, and rose spiraea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiraea_douglasii

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Spiraea+douglasii&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=sXfiU9XnKfOA7Qb40YDoDg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=703


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SS I thought it was. I looked it up and apparently its called a billiard Spiraea.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margo wrote:
Thanks SS I thought it was. I looked it up and apparently its called a billiard Spiraea.


Spiraea billiardii is a hybrid....(S. douglasii S. salicifolia) Billiard's spiraea
A related one.
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