Spiraea corymbosa Raf.

Fully-hardy, sparsely branched shrub with broadly elliptic leaves, to 7.5cm, often serrated at the tips, and rounded corymbs of white flowers.  To 1m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘This plant has been lately introduced, and is believed to be a native of North America.  It is a hardy shrub, of low growth, and flowers very freely in the beginning of summer, the blossoms continuing in succession for a considerable time.’  [LBC no.671/1822].  Introduced to Britain in 1819.  [JD].  Don.  FS f.1097/1856.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.929/1843].


Spiraea corymbosa Roxb. (1814) = Spiraea roxburghiana N.Wallich, synonym Spiraea cantoniensis Lour.

Published Feb 06, 2010 - 03:27 PM | Last updated Feb 06, 2010 - 03:35 PM

Shown are elliptic leaves, serrated at the tips, and corymbs of pinkish-white flowers.  Loddiges Botanical Cabinet no.671, 1822.

Spiraea corymbosa Raf. | LBC no.671/1822 | RBGS

More details about Spiraea corymbosa Raf.
Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Eastern Mediterranean

Common Name

Bridal wreath

Name in the Camden Park Record

Spiraea corymbosa 

Confidence level high