Its foliage really shows off in the fall. It has bamboo like leaves which make it a wonderful plant for rock gardens or asian inspired landscapes.
Top prune the plant to improve the shape and reduce its size but be careful not to remove more than 30 of the top growth.
Sem ash leaf spirea. Sem ash leaf spirea ural false spirea false spirea sam sorbaria sorbifolia sem all these are names for the same shrub native to eastern siberia manchuria northern china korea and japan. Sem false spirea sorbaria sorbifolia sem plant patent 16336. The sem ash leaf spirea sorbaria is a dwarf plant that only grows to be 3 feet wide by 3 feet tall.
We planted 50 bare root sem ash leaf spirea on a hill this spring to eliminate the need to mow. Because of its height it is often used as a thriller in the spiller thriller filler container combination. Sem ash leaf spirea sorbaria sorbifolia sem 16336 has pinkish red fern like spring foliage that unfurls along deep pink stems.
Some summer pruning can also be done on particularly vigorous plants but not after mid july. Vividly colored pink to red fern like spring foliage turns chartreuse with bronze tips then solid green as it matures on this hardy compact shrub. Hardy in us.
A perfect choice for erosion control and perimeter planting on ranches farmhouse lanes landfills commercial sites or large. Sem ash leaf spirea sorbaria sorbifolia sem is a compact growing cold hardy to 30 f shrub. Orange leaves turning green on stiff arching branches turn to rich shades of yellow orange and red in fall and large fleecy spikes of tiny white flowers appear in mid to late summer.
Best used in a area away from other small plants as this can form into a thicket. In july and august the neat round shrub covers itself with creamy white blossoms. Having recently gone through three winters that tested our gardens cold hardiness we are always on the lookout for plants that can withstand snow ice and a deep freeze.
Sem false spirea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape but it is also well suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Plant it near the center of the pot surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Showy panicles of tiny white flowers adorn the foliage in late spring.
False spirea sorbaria sorbifolia works well if you want a shrub that can take over a large bare corner in your garden but it proves a nuisance if you prefer a compact tidy plant. Young feathery leaves colored in lime green with the red pink orange and golden tips appear when winter ends. It works in partial to full sun areas.
False spirea ural false spirea sorboaria sorbifolia prune these spring flowering shrubs soon after they have bloomed. My question is if the bottom leaves are starting to turn brown are they getting too much water or not enoughthe ground seems wet enough with some watering and the rain we have gotten but we are concerned if they will make it. This attractive shrub has a late winter and spring interest.