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Mr. Mustard False Spiraea Sorbaria sorbifolia

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 4'
Height
2' - 3'
Spread
3' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    Fabulously funky! Mr. Mustard boasts extraordinarily colorful foliage - yellow, orange, red, pink, and lime green meld together in springtime to make a truly memorable show. By summertime, the foliage mellows to a vibrant Kelly green and complements the fabulous creamy white flowers. These large, astilbe-like blooms attract butterflies and pollinators and its suckering habit lends a naturalized look to any garden. With some annual pruning, it easily keeps its mounded habit, suiting it perfectly for mixed beds. 

    Top reasons to put Mr. Mustard false spiraea in your garden:

    - Fabulously colorful foliage in SPRINGTIME. 

    - Astilbe-like flowers for sun.

    - Tolerates tough conditions, like clay and alkaline soils.

    Foliage Interest
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Harmful To: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Foliage in spring is a blend of yellow, red, and orange. Foliage in summer is bright green.
    Habit: 
    Spreading
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Grows wider than it does tall - well suited for use as groundcover and in informal style gardens where it can fill in organically.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Remove suckers annually if you'd like to keep expansion contained.

    Habit is attractive unpruned, but if desired, trim back in spring after it has flowered. 

    Mr. Mustard Sorbaria sorbifolia 'SMNSSC' USPP 33,551, Can PBRAF
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