I don't guess I have ever seen Spirea. Pretty flower.[/QUOTE said:Hambone - Spirea is a flowering bush...very popular in the NE. I lived in Texas for many years (Houston) and I do not recall seeing it there either. It is native to Asia but has been grown in NA for quite some time. It is an interesting plant in that it is widely used in Traditional Chinese medicine as well as Native American medicines. The bees love it, especially bumblebees.
The same thing has happened with me. I moved here about a year ago from north Alabama and had never seen a Blue Bonnett until a few months ago. They are truly beautiful flowers.Unfortunately when I lived in Houston, I did not keep bees...so did not take notice. Its funny, once I started keeping bees I look at *all* flowering plants for bee activity.