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common name: Ural false spirea
synonyms: Spiraea sorbifolia
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -45°C
USDA zone: 2 to 9
Suckering, thicket-forming shrub with upright branched stems and large pinnate leaves which resemble some varieties of Sorbus. Erect conical panicles of small white, 5-petalled, star-shaped flowers in mid and late summer.
Moist but well drained, reasonable fertile, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. Very hardy.
Unwanted suckers may need to be removed to limit its spread.
From rooted suckers in autumn or winter or semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Also from seed sown in autumn.
Large shrub borders, wild and woodland gardens. Effective near to watersides where it may be allowed to form thickets.
Found in the wild along riverbanks of the Himalays, North-East Asia and Japan.