Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’

Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’

Cultivated compact, low growing variety of Ash Leaf Spirea (aka False Spirea). Extremely hardy and tolerant shrub has dark green foliage that resembles that of Mountain Ash. Plumes of white flowers in spring followed by beautiful leaf change to orange-red in Fall. Fast growing, and performs best with moist, well-graining soil.

Plant Height at Maturity

3 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

3 feet

Growth Rate


Growth Habit


Landscape Uses

Erosion Control | Ornamental Specimen

Environmental Features

Pollinator Friendly | Bird Habitat | Wildlife Forage Source

Tough Sites

Alkaline Soil | Dry Soil | Calcareous Soil | Steep Slope | Deer Damage | Urban Conditions

Seasonal Interest

Fall Color | Spring Flowering

Flower Color