|Red and gold leaved Sorbaria sorbifolia, False Spirea, with Aster hybrida 'Peter III'.|
I am completely in love with it already because of its beautiful autumn foliage, but there is more to come! It also flowers with large white clusters in mid-summer to refresh the garden. The Sorbaria sorbifolia flowers resemble the fluffy flowers of true Spireas.
My plant tag says to expected it to be 5-10 foot tall and wide (1.5-3m). It is hardy to -50 degrees F (-45 C), meaning it should survive all the way to zone 2 for cold (and heat to zone 8). This plant is often seen in large containers and it is a good candidate for a container, even in my cold zone 5, since can handle such extreme cold. Pruning it in late winter is suggested.
|Sorbaria sorbifolia with Aster hybrida 'Peter III', Lamium, Rose of Sharon and Miscanthus 'Dixieland' in our Driveway Garden.|
|Sorbaria sorbifolia with a pink tinged Dahlia and Spirea 'Goldflame' in our Front Walk Garden.|
|Photo of Sorbaria sorbifolia's July blooms from CNSEED.org|
|Sorbaria sorbifolia glowing in the autumn sunset in our "pumpkin patch" by the back door (also know as the Driveway Garden).|