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Thunberg Spirea   
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Thunberg Spirea
P Introduced Photo: Anil Thakur
Common name: Thunberg Spirea
Botanical name: Spiraea thunbergii    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Spiraea japonica Rafin., Spiraea crenata

Thunberg Spirea is a dense, twiggy, upright, shrub, growing up to 1.5 m tall, which sports graceful branches which arch outwards. In spring the plant blooms with clusters of tiny white flowers, which cover the slender, naked branches, producing a showy display. Flowers are white, single, small, about 8 mm across. Leaves are narrow light green, turn yellow in fall, sometimes tinged soft reddish-brown. Thunberg Spirea is popular for its profusion of white flowers. Thunberg Spirea is native to East China and Japan, and widely cultivated elsewhere.

Identification credit: Anil Thakur Photographed in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

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