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SORBARIA sorbifolia 'Sem'

Commonly known as False spiraea

Dwarf growing with a bushy habit, this variety has attractive light yellowish new growth with a tinge of pink and white flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    leaves flushed pink, red and bronze, turning red in autumn.
  • White
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Compact, upright, thicket-forming (suckering) shrub. Produces erect, conical, terminal panicles of 5-petalled, star shaped flowers.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

SORBARIA sorbifolia 'Sem'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Excess suckers can be easily removed to restrict spread.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Netherlands.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
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Sorbaria - Growing Guide
1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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