Sorbaria / Ash Leaf false spirea

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.


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.