Sorbaria sorbifolia

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 Sorbaria sorbifolia subsp. var.  False spirea
Habit: shrub
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 2 to 9
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Flower features: white
Rosaceae > Sorbaria sorbifolia var. ,

Sorbaria sorbifolia is commonly known as False Spiraea, also spelled False Spirea. It is a deciduous perennial plant in the Rosaceae family. It is also known by its older names of Spiraea sorbifolia L. and Schizonotus sorbifolius (L.) Lindl[1]. Other common names are False Goat's Beard, Appleberry, Sorb-leaved Schizonotus, and Ural False Spirea.

It is a shrub reaching 1 to 1.5 m. It bears compound, alternate, toothed leaflets which resemble ferns or sumac.[2] Flowers are white and showy clustered at the end of branches.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Sorbaria sorbifolia, A. Braun (Spiraea sorbifolia, Linn. Basilima sorbifolia, Raf.). Fig. 3647. Upright shrub, 3-5 ft. high, much spreading by suckers: lfts. 13-23, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, long-acuminate, doubly serrate, stellate-pubescent beneath when young or glabrous, 3-4 in. long: panicles 5-10 in. long; fls. 1/3 in. across: carpels and frs. glabrous. June, July. N. Asia, from Ural to Japan.—Sometimes escaped from cult. CH

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Pests and diseases




  1. Integrated Taxonomic Information System Report for Sorbaria sorbifolia
  2. Ontario Trees & Shrubs - False Spirea

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