Sorbaria sorbifolia (Ural Falsespirea)

Michael's Opinion

The Ural Falsespirea is a popular plant for mass planting because of its vigorous underground rhizomes. It will colonise large areas fairly quickly and remains controllable in areas of dry shade. It should be pruned to the ground every several years to retain the uniformity of the plantings. Its white plumes are attractive in July and are suitable for dried arrangements. I have had to remove this plant from gardens with fertile soils with the aid of a backhoe and thus it can be quite a garden thug and extreme caution needs to be exercised in its use. It may reach a height of 2 m.

Botanical Information

CategoryWildflowers & Weeds, Woody
TypeShrub (deciduous)


USDA Hardiness Ref.
Canada Hardiness Ref.
RHS Hardiness Ref.
Flowering PeriodJune

Description and Growing Information

Notable SpecimensThe Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.