Spiraea trilobata 'Swan Lake'
Common Name: spirea 
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Rosaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils. Remove faded flower clusters to promote additional bloom. Prune after flowering.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This threelobe spirea cultivar is a dense, upright, compact deciduous shrub which typically grows to 3-4' tall with a slightly larger spread. Features numerous white flowers in crowded umbels in spring. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Three-lobed, coarsely-toothed, blue-green foliage.


Susceptible to many of the diseases and insects that attack other members of the rose family, including leaf spots, fireblight, powdery mildew, rots, aphids, leaf roller and scale.


Effective in borders, foundation plantings or hedges.