Plants: Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' - false spirea

Posted by 06.10. 2016 22:15:27 (1495 readers)

False spirea is a valuable plant for small sized gardens as it quickly fills limited space with mass of beautiful leaves.

Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' - false spirea

It is a woody plant spreading with suckers like some perennials. Its leaves are fresh green during summer, pinnate, and look like service-tree leaves but are finer and prettier. When young they are rich pink or purple, slowly changing to yellowish-green. Flowers come out in mid summer. They are upright panicles are upto 25 cm long, composed of small, spirea-like, white flowers that attract butterflies and other insects. Thanks to its limited size this variety is a perfect choice for rockeries, borders and patio pots. It grows about 1m tall and wide. It is soil adaptable but prefers humus rich, moist soil and position in full sun. Absolutely hardy to -45°C (USDA zone 2).

Size/type: medium-sized shrub
Usual height: 0.5-1m
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Colour of leaves: ++multicoloured - light green a yellow a salmon pink
Flowers: showy
Colour of flowers: cream
Blooming time: july - august
Location: full sun
Usda zone (lowest): 2 (down to -45°c)
Belongs to categories: deciduous broadleaf, summer blooms
Milan Havlis, Specializované zahradnictví
155 00 Praha Stodůlky, Za Mototechnou 2673/-11, Czech Republic
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