Photos: Ballingeary area, Co.Cork
Hybrid between Bridewort, Spiraea salicifolia and S. douglasii.
Dense, erect panicles of pink flowers followed by many-seeded but usually sterile fruit. Leaves alternate, toothed, downy. Suckers freely and can become invasive. Height to 2m+. Often confused with Bridewort.
Identified by Paul Green.
Occasional garden escape or relic of cultivation, but can be persistent in hedgerows and along roadsides.
Confused Bridewort, Spiraea x pseudosalicifolia. Ballingeary, County Cork.