If you are looking for colorful foliage, texture and flowers, here is an interesting new addition for your garden. Sorbaria sorbifolia "Sem" or Ural False Spirea offers beautiful colored compound foliage and creamy white blossoms in July and August. This shrub is a dwarf variety that is compact, well branched and more dense than other forms. It is hardy in zones 3-7 and is widely adaptable to different soil types. It has pinkish-red to green foliage color turning bronze in the fall. Sorbaria sorbifolia grows to 3-4 feet tall and 4 foot wide. It needs sun to part shade. This shrub is easy to grow and will thrive in any well drained soil. This plant would look great potted up in a dark blue ceramic pot. If you are looking for color, texture and flowers, this shrub has it all.
The Creative Gardener