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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This lovely resident of wet prairies, meadows, and marshes has multi- season interest with pink blooms, yellow fall foliage, and interesting bark. The tiny flowers on its spire-like flower plumes resemble those of invasive Japanese Spiraea, for which it is a good native* substitute.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is rare in the Piedmont and common in the Coastal Plain in DE. It is native to MD and concentrated in the eastern and western parts of PA. It is frequent to locally common in the Coastal Plain, rare in the Piedmont, and infrequent to locally common in the mountains in VA. It is not native to NoVA or DC.
Learn more about Spiraea tomentosa.