Sorbaria sorbifolia, commonly known as False Spiraea, is a deciduous shrub native to Northeastern Asia and Japan. This plant can be used for bonsai, and can reach a height of 5-10 ft tall. It prefers full sun to semi-shade, and requires moderate water for best appearance, although it is drought tolerant. It has white or off-white colored flowers, and its ornamental foliage attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.
The plant is cold hardy in USDA Zones 3-10. During warmer months, the plant should be watered regularly to keep the soil moist.
When planting Sorbaria sorbifolia in containers, use a potting mix specifically made for container plants. For best results, use a blend of high-quality soil, organic material, and slow-release fertilizer. If the container is placed outside, it will need to be brought indoors and placed in a sheltered area when the temperature drops below freezing. This will help protect the plant from extreme cold temperatures.
With the right care, Sorbaria sorbifolia can be enjoyed for many seasons and make a great addition to any garden.