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Sorbia Sorbifolia 'Sem' ☼ Full sun/part shade ❅Hardy

Sorbia Sorbifolia 'Sem'  ☼ Full sun/part shade ❅Hardy   (Sorbia Sorbifolia 'Sem')

Botanical name: Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem'

Other names: False spiraea 'Sem' , Spiraea sorbifolia 'Sem' , Ash leaf spiraea 'Sem' , Ural false spiraea 'Sem' , Chinese sorbaria 'Sem' , Zhu mei shu 'Sem'

Genus: Sorbaria

Variety or cultivar: 'Sem' _ 'Sem' is a compact, upright, thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with erect stems bearing pinnate, yellow-green to bright green leaflets, heavily flushed pink, red and bronze in spring and turning red in autumn. Erect, terminal panicles of white flowers bloom in mid- to late summer.

Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Bronze-tinted, Bright-green, Yellow-green, Flushed red, Flushed pink in Spring; Yellow-green, Bright-green in Summer; Red in Autumn

Habit: Suckering

max. spread

max. height

5-10 years
to maturity

1 hour care
per year

Soil types:

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage:

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH:

Alkaline, Neutral, slightly acidic


Partial Shade, Full Sun


North, South, East, West


Exposed, Sheltered


Hardy (H4)

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That's a real beauty mate.

22 Feb, 2013


Cheers SL :-))

22 Feb, 2013


Lovely, ours is still a baby....

22 Feb, 2013


Thanks DD - soon grow for you :))

22 Feb, 2013


That looks lovely and colourful.

23 Feb, 2013


Thanks Linda :))

23 Feb, 2013


this is such a beautiful colour Paul, gorgeous!

23 Feb, 2013


Thank you very much - it is coming back through now - must be strong in this cold :)))

23 Feb, 2013


WOW, Spectacular leaves!!!

23 Feb, 2013


Thank you Junna - I call this the rainbow plant :))))

23 Feb, 2013


Haven't seem any rainbows lately Paul. It's raining this morning so must be warmer outside.

25 Feb, 2013


No Linda , the weather is so bad at the moment - totally hating it :(

25 Feb, 2013


I am missing the sunshine and when we do get a day when the sun comes out I usually wrap myself up and go out for a walk.

26 Feb, 2013


Oh me too Linda - so bleak lately - something a little better next week :)))

26 Feb, 2013


Solstace on the 20th March this year according to the weather website. At least the evenings are getting lighter now.

26 Feb, 2013


So gald I'm an April baby :D light nice and late but not too late

26 Feb, 2013

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