sorbaria / False Spirea

This unique shrub is in a class all it's own, literally.  A great plant for naturalizing the Sorbaria are subject to runners, although not as vigorous in heavier clayey soils.  This can be restricted by planting this shrub inside a larger container to help restrict it from spreading.


'Sem' Ash Leaf Spirea

Height:  3 - 4 ft
Spread:  3.5 - 4 ft
Foliage:  Gold to Red
Fall Foliage:  Bronze
Zone:  3 - 7

 

Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem'

A breakthrough in color and habit, 'Sem' is an improvement over other Sorbaria varieties in every way. Pinkish-red, fern-like spring foliage unfurls along deep pink stems. In full sun the foliage takes on a chartreuse tint and in autumn bronze hues appear. In July and August the neat, round shrub covers itself with creamy white blossoms. This dwarf variety makes a wonderful low hedge, a great accent and is pretty enough to put in a pot on the patio.


Uses:

Foundation Plant, Accent Plant, Focal Plant, Hedge or Border, 


The optimal pruning time for this plant is in late winter and early spring, before new growth emerges.