Spiraea cantoniensis Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 1: 322 1790. (syn: Spiraea caerulescens Poir.; Spiraea chamaedrifolia Thunb. (ambiguous synonym); Spiraea corymbosa Roxb. (ambiguous synonym); Spiraea humanni Hort. ex C. Koch; Spiraea japonica Sieb. ex Bl. (ambiguous synonym); Spiraea lanceolata Comm. ex Poir. (ambiguous synonym); Spiraea reevesiana Lindl.; Spiraea roxburghiana Wall.; Spiraea sinensis Lour. ex Gomes; Spiraea speciosa Hort. ex C. Koch);
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Garden shrub for id 170211MK2: Please help to id this shrub planted in garden. For me, this looks more like a Rosaceae member.

Date/Time- 24-01-2011 / 12:15 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GP ca.2200asl; Ooty, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- garden
Plant Habit-shrub
Height/Length- c 1.5cm long
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- ca.5 x 2 cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- umbellate
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- White; c. 2 cm across

Spiraea cantoniensis. There are many varieties in this.  which one? I  do not know. I have seen such plants in California.

Location Dalhousie
Altitude 2000 mts

Habit shrub
Habitat garden/cultivated
Height 5 feet


Flower for ID (25/06/2011-NSJ-03):  A shrub for ID,

Habitat – Wild
Location – On the way to Pahalgam, Kashmir
Shrub around 6 feet tall.
flowers 15 mm in size

I think this is the plant I already posted for identification from NIlgiris [by seeing leaves and flowers].
Please refer:
Could this be Spiraea cantoniensis?

Yes Spiraea cantoniensis


Rosaceae Week – Spiraea cantoniensis (NSJ-03/10/11 -03):
Spiraea cantoniensis from Pahalgam, Kashmir (Photo taken in June 2011)

Rosaceae Week- Spiraea cantoniensis from Panchkula:
This is Spiraea cantoniensis shot from cactus garden, Panchkula in April 2010, during our tour to Panchkula, Morni Hills, please validate.

Rosaceae Week:Sorbus lantana (03/10/2011 NSJ): Sorbus lantana or Spiraea cantoniensis ??? Pl validate
Photo taken at Shimla in Dec 2007
Habitat – Wild

This should be Spiraea cantoniensis.

Flora Picture of the Year – 2011 – Narendra Joshi:   Spiraea cantoniensis’ Photographed on the way to Pahalgam (Kashmir) on June 02, 2011 is my picture of the year 2011

Mesmerizing shot … No words to express except………. enthralled.


Weed for ID form Srinagar 15072013 CS3 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Can somebody identify this weed with white flowers

Spiraea cantoniensis I hope

A cultivated shrub

Thank you Sir. I am posting two more photos from my last visit which I think you identified for me. These plants were seen in full bloom at the sun temple near Srinagar. I could not connect both as this plant was growing by itself in the wild

Rosaceae Week:: Spiraea cantoniensis from Shimla (NSJ-04) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Spiraea cantoniensis from Shimla
Photo taken in Dec 2007
Habitat  – Wild


Rosaceae Week:: Sorbus Lantana ?? (NSJ-06) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Sorbus Lantana or Spiraea cantoniensis
Photo taken at Pahalgam in June 2011.

The white flowered Rosaceae plant looks like Spiraea cantoniensis to me too.

Fwd: SK441 20 MAR-2017:ID 1 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Location : Pharpingl, Nepal
Date : 20 March 2017
Altitude : 4800 ft.

Spiraea sp.

May be Spiraea cantoniensis Reeve’s spiraea

Spiraea cantoniensis Lour. (accepted name)
Sorry  ! No Nepali name !

Please check in Spiraea (Rosaceae).

Thanks, … Already identified as Spiraea cantoniensis

Spiraea cantoniensis Lour. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft.

Spiraea cantoniensis AT APL 2018/09 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Reeves’ Spirea, Double Bridal Wreath
Spiraea cantoniensis
2016 and 2017



Spiraea canescens D Don, Prodr. fl. nepal. 227. 1825
Deciduous shrub with grey-hairy arching branches; leaves elliptic-obovate, toothed in upper part, up to 15 mm long; flowers white, 4-6 mm across in flat-topped corymbose clusters; capels hairy.
Photographed from Nainital

I think this is close to images and details at Spiraea cantoniensis Lour. rather than those at Spiraea canescens D. Don

Spiraea cantoniensis AT/MAY2019/18 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 853 kb.

Spiraea cantoniensis
Reeves’ Spirea
Near Shimla
April 2014


J&K, Srinagar, April 2023 :: White flowers for ID :: ARK2023-043: 2 high res. images.

These flowers were seen near Cheshmeshahi gardens in Srinagar, J&K in April 2023.
Requested to please ID.

Spiraea cantoniensis Lour.