Sorbaria Sorbifolia Sem


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SKU: sorbaria-sorbifolia-sem Categories: ,
Common Name: False Spiraea
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H5
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Flowering period: July – August
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Sorbaria Sorbifolia Sem, also known as “False Spirea” and a recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a beautiful, compact, deciduous shrub that is native to Central Asia. This shrub is known for its delicate, feathery, white flowers that bloom in the Summer, and its attractive, fern-like foliage that provides a lush and natural look to any garden. The shrub is a great option for adding a touch of elegance to any landscape and it is also a great choice for privacy screens and hedges. This hardy shrub is tolerant of a wide range of conditions and is adaptable to different soil types. With its low maintenance, drought tolerance, and disease resistance, it’s a great option for both novice and experienced gardeners. It is also known for its attractive bark which adds an interesting texture to the landscape.

Sorbaria Sorbifolia Sem, is a species of shrub native to Central Asia. It was first described by botanists in the 19th century and has been widely cultivated as an ornamental shrub.

How to care for your Sorbaria Sorbifolia Sem

The following are some tips for growing and maintaining this beautiful ornamental shrub:

  • Planting: Plant in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
  • Watering: During the first growing season, it is important to keep the soil consistently moist. Once established, the shrub is drought tolerant and can survive on natural rainfall, but it is important to water it during prolonged dry spells.
  • Fertilising: Fertilise the shrub with a balanced fertiliser once a year, in the Spring.
  • Pruning: Prune back the dead foliage and seed heads in late winter or early spring before new growth appears. Prune to control the size and shape of the shrub if desired.
  • Support: This is a relatively low-growing shrub and does not require any support, but in case of strong winds, it is advisable to stake it to prevent damage.

By following these tips, your plant will thrive and provide beautiful white flowers and feathery foliage for many seasons to come.


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