Scientific Name: Sorbaria sorbifolia
Common Name: false spiraea
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense, Twiggy
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Erosion control, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Lanceolate, Serrate
Flowers: Panicle, White, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Follicle, Brown, Aug-Sep, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Thicket-forming shrub; leaves compound, 13-21 leaflets, lanceolate, serrate, sessile, dark green; florets about 1cm wide, 5 white petals, hundreds per panicle. Winter ID: twigs round, light brown; buds alternate, ovoid, dark red-brown; leaf scars large, half-oval to 5 sided, with 3 large distinct leaf scars; persistent fruit.