A picture of a False Spirea

False Spirea

Sorbaria spp.

Also known as

False spiraea

SorbariaSorbifolia by Fanghong (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

1.5m

Min

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of False Spirea

Sorbaria sorbifolia 01
A photo of False Spirea
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A photo of False Spirea

False Spirea Overview

Sorbaria is a small genus of about 9 species of large deciduous shrubs from temperate areas of Asia belonging to the rose family, Rosaceae. They have dainty, often toothed pinnate leaves and spirea-like flowers, hence their common name false-spirea. Cultivated varieties are grown for their leaf colouring that changes year-round and erect panicles of usually white flowers. They spread by suckering and can turn into dense thickets if not controlled.

How to propagate False Spirea

Cuttings

Suckers

Division

Seed

Special features of False Spirea

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of False Spirea

Grown for their foliage and large panicles of small, white flowers.