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Neillia


A genus of Rosaceae closely related to Spiraea. Several species are grown, some of which are found in North America, others in China.

They thrive in ordinary garden soil, but are not worth planting on a large scale. Neillia opulifolia, the Nine Bark of North America, is the best known; it bears flattened heads of white flowers in May.

The variety Neillia lutea has golden leaves.