Spiraea betulifolia var. aemiliana (C.K.Schneid.) Koidz.

Birchleaf Spirea

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Spiraea

Parent: Spiraea betulifolia

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: To 30" tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Compact, dwarf form with smaller, rounder leaves. Dirr notes that the true form is only 12" tall and wide but the one in cultivation is more like 30".


Published in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 23: 166 in 1909.

Native to Russia, Japan, and Canada.

PlantList shows the name as a synonym of S. beauverdiana C.K.Schneid. but ARS-GRIN considers it an accepted name and Hillier and Dirr refer to it as such.


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