General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 5-8 feet
Plant Spread: 5-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • Ural False Spiraea
  • False Spiraea
  • Ash Leaf Spirea
  • Ural False Spirea

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Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: 2020-03-21
URAL FALSE SPIREA [Sorbaria sorbifolia]
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: 05-19-2019
Sorbaria sorbifolia [Ural Falsespirea juvenile] 002
Location: Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs
Date: 2019-10-20
mature Ural Falsespirea in full bloom
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: November 6, 2019
False Spiraea (Sorbaria sorbifolia) fall color in OkC 002
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: November 6, 2019
False Spiraea (Sorbaria sorbifolia) fall color in OkC 003
Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: 2008-08-25
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-28
False Spiraea (Sorbaria sorbifolia)
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 04-22-2019
Sorbaria sorbifolia [Ural Falsespirea juvenile] 001
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-28
False Spiraea (Sorbaria sorbifolia) with buds
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: November 6, 2019
False Spiraea (Sorbaria sorbifolia) fall color in OkC 001
Location: My garden.
Date: 2009-7-23
Location: Garden
Date: 2018-02-16
Location: Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-07-25
False Spiraea (Sorbaria sorbifolia). Wild plant in natural habita
Location: Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-07
Location: Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-07
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Murray, Utah, United States
Date: 2017-04-11
Location: Murray, Utah, United States
Date: 2017-04-11

Date: 2013-05-18
Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2017-11-03
Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: Spring
Location: My garden.
Date: 2009-07-23
Location: Petoskey, Michigan
Date: July, 2005
Flowers look like GIANT Astilbes in the landscape
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-07-09
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-07-09
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Date: 2013-05-18

Date: 2013-05-18
Spring Foliage
Location: Oregon    USA
Date: 2004   June-July
Sorbaria sorbifolia      Beautiful leaf colour
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Comments:
  • Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK - Zone 7a) on Oct 16, 2019 4:21 PM concerning plant:
    Many gardeners love a perennial called Astilbe, but few gardeners in our area have had any prolonged success with them. Think of Ural False Spirea as a durable, and very large white Astilbe…..and you might be more tempted to grow them in your garden. Here are several more reasons: [1] It is one of the very first shrubs to leaf out in spring [2] The new leaves have a terrific copper, bronze, purple coloration [3] the leaves have a distinct, delicate, and rich "pleated" appearance throughout the growing season & [4] The bloom panicles are quite large, pure white, and very showy. Plant it in full sun to light shade, in good soil, and make sure you provide supplemental water during summer's high heat.
  • Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Nov 22, 2011 4:24 PM concerning plant:
    The False Spirea is a very lovely shrub with its lacy leaves, attractive buds, and blooms that attract many types of bees and bugs. Despite its beauty, I dug it up in 2010 and tried to get rid of it because I found it to be too invasive. I pulled every root that I could find. Spring 2011 found this plant sending up suckers many feet away from the original growing site. I fear that in spring 2012 it will still be sending up suckers. I do not recommend this shrub.
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 14, 2011 11:32 AM concerning plant:
    False Spiraea is a deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub native to Northern Asia and Japan that can attain a height and spread of up to 8'. The leaves are dark green with serrated edges and the showy white blooms are borne on terminal panicles during June and July. This shrub can spread aggressively by root suckers.
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