Steeple Bush Spiraea douglasii Steeple Bush Spiraea douglasii
Steeple Bush Spiraea douglasii
Steeple Bush Spiraea douglasii

Steeple Bush Spiraea douglasii

A plant that will reward your with plumes of pink flowers and velvet-textured leaves.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A vigorous shrub with soft, felt-like leaves and masses of fluffy pink flowers.
  • A plant that can be grown by virtually anyone!
  • Especially suited to cottage gardens and informal plantings.
  • Perfect for filling gaps between other shrubs.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready for planting out.
2L Pot - Item: 511224
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Product Description

Also known as the steeple bush, this is a vigorous shrub with soft, felt-like leaves and masses of fluffy pink flowers.

Easy to grow and definitely a plant that can take a lot of neglect, the steeple bush is a plant that can be grown by virtually anyone! Especially suited to cottage gardens and informal plantings, it can be clipped back hard and will recover rapidly.

Perfect for filling gaps in the garden, it will send up suckers that will soon form a dense thicket of leaves that becomes covered in its characteristic blooms through late spring and early summer.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant out.

What Is Supplied

Item 511224 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant out

Plant Information

Top Tips

Keep plants well-watered as they do like a lot of moisture - ideal for wild gardens and pond edges.

Care Guide

Planting Advice:

  • Grow your steeple bush in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil - although it will tolerate most conditions.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling) and firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you’re planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast.
  • Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

Aftercare advice:

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Hardy to -20C.

Pruning Advice:

  • Spiraea requires no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter.
  • Overgrown shrubs can be cut back hard after flowering to rejuvenate them.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
250cm
250cm
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Steeple Bush Spiraea douglasii
Steeple Bush Spiraea douglasii
2L Pot
Item: 511224
Only £9.99