Birchleaf Spiraea - Spiraea betulifolia

The solution to problems in high-traffic areas

The Birchleaf spiraea was introduced in the early 1980s. Finally a spiraea shrub that was hardy, did not grow tall, had sturdy shoots and grew into a dense shrub, and bloomed with lovely white flowers. An additional advantage was its blazing orange autumn colour. The ultimate shrub, even for difficult high-traffic areas!

Today, the Birchleaf spiraea is one of the most widely used shrub species in Helsinki, with around 7,500 planted every year. They can be seen in every new housing development along the streets, on central reserves, on roundabouts and in parks. Perhaps the popularity of this shrub will wane at some point ...