Providing spring to fall interest with its handsome ferny leaves, the Ural falsespirea is particularly arresting in midsummer when covered with frothy white flowerheads. An upright, suckering, thicketing shrub, it is native to northern Asia eastward to Japan.
Emerging very early in spring, the long frond-like compound leaves comprise numerous narrow leaflets. Young leaves are glossy light green with blushes of coppery red. In summer, upright astilbe-like clusters of tiny white flowers adorn the plant. Bees, butterflies and other nectar-loving insects visit the flower clusters. The brown stems and tan seed heads are attractive in winter.
Grow Ural falsespirea in full to partial sun in any soil that is not too soggy. It is one of the best plants for massing in dry soils for erosion control or as a tall groundcover. Because of its suckering habit, it requires room to romp. Although the pretty foliage is fine in texture, the look of this shrub is somewhat coarse. (info source: Learn2Grow.com)
Genus - Sorbaria
Species - Sorbifolia
Common name - Ural Falsespirea
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 8
Height - 4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Spread - 8'-10' / 2.4m - 3.0m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Drought tolerant, average water
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
Germination rate - 70%
Bloom season - Early summer, summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
|You can sow seeds on the surface of moist soil, cover with clear plastic and keep in bright - warm place.
But to achieve a better results, we recommend to stratify for 60 days cold/moist wrapped in the moist coffee filter and locked in airtight bag.
Germination in less than two weeks at +20C (68F). Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.
When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.