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Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem'
common name: Ural False Spirea
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -45°C
USDA zone: 2 to 9
Compact semi-dwarf form with very attractive elegant pinnate leaves that emerge shrimp-pink, then fade through creamy yellow to green. Panicles of creamy white flowers in summer.
Moist but well drained, reasonable fertile, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. Very hardy.
Unwanted suckers may need to be removed to limit its spread.
From rooted suckers in autumn or winter or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Large shrub borders, wild and woodland gardens. Effective near to watersides where it may be allowed to form thickets.