Plant Care Asian Meadowsweet

Asian Meadowsweet

About Asian Meadowsweet

Spiraea trilobata, or Threelobe spiraea, is a dense, upright, compact deciduous shrub that grows to 3-4' tall with a slightly larger width. It is noted for its numerous white flowers displayed in crowded umbels in spring. It can tolerate a wide range of soils, including sandy sites but prefers a good loamy soil.


Spiraea trilobata

Also known as

san lie xiu xian ju

How to care for Asian Meadowsweet


How often to water your Asian Meadowsweet

Water needs for Asian Meadowsweet
0.5 cups
every 9

Asian Meadowsweet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Asian Meadowsweet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Asian Meadowsweet: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Asian Meadowsweet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Asian Meadowsweet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Asian Meadowsweet in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Asian Meadowsweet

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Asian Meadowsweet: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Asian Meadowsweet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Asian Meadowsweet is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Asian Meadowsweet

Asian Meadowsweet

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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