Bridewort - Spiraea salicifolia


    Shrub to 1.8 metres. The leaves are simple, lanceolate and usually short stalked, and are arranged in a spiralling, alternate fashion. Flowers in dense panicles, usually pinkish.

    Identification difficulty

    Planted as an ornamental shrub and occasionally becoming naturalised in woodland and on roadsides, river banks and waste places.

    When to see it

    In flower between Jun and September.

    Life History

    Deciduous Shrub.

    UK Status

    Occasional but widespread away from cultivation in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 20 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map