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Spiraea henryi - Hemsl.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets, 1700 - 2700 metres in W. Hupeh[109]. Rocky slopes, foothills and mountain forests at elevations of 1500 - 3000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - C. and W. China.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Spiraea henryi


Spiraea henryi

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Spiraea henryi is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea

A tea is made from the leaves[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Tolerates most soils[200], but prefers a good loamy soil, abundant moisture and full sunlight[11, 200]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[11]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is closely related to S. wilsonii.[182] and to S. canescens[11].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if possible. It is likely to require stratification before it germinates, so stored seed should be sown in a cold frame as early in the year as you receive it. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a light sandy soil a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, 15cm long, October/November in an outdoor frame[200]. Another report says that September is a good time to do this[11]. Division of suckers in early spring[200]. They can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Holodiscus dumosusRock SpiraeaShrub4.5 4-8  LMHSNDM11 
Sorbaria sorbifoliafalse spiraeaShrub1.8 2-7 FLMHSNM10 
Spiraea albaWhite MeadowsweetShrub1.5 5-9  LMHSNM11 
Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana Shrub0.3 4-8  LMHNM10 
Spiraea blumei Shrub1.5 5-9  LMHSNM10 
Spiraea canescens Shrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNM002
Spiraea douglasiiSteeplebush, Rose spirea, Menzies' spireaShrub2.5 4-8  LMHSNM011
Spiraea hirsuta Shrub1.5 -  LMHNM10 
Spiraea japonicaJapanese Spiraea, Japanese meadowsweetShrub1.5 4-8  LMHSNM003
Spiraea nervosa angustifolia Shrub1.5 5-9  LMHNM10 
Spiraea prunifoliaBridalwreath SpiraeaShrub2.5 4-8 MLMHSNM11 
Spiraea pyramidataSpireaShrub1.0 5-9  LMHSNM11 
Spiraea salicifoliaBridewort, Willowleaf meadowsweetShrub1.8 4-8  LMHSNM111
Spiraea thunbergiiThunberg's meadowsweet, Thunberg SpireaShrub1.5 4-8 MLMHSNM003
Spiraea tomentosaHardhack, SteeplebushShrub1.5 3-7  LMHSNM02 
Spiraea x argutaGarland SpiraeaShrub2.5 4-8  LMHSNM003

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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