Mr. Mustard® False Spiraea Sorbaria sorbifolia
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 InterestAttracts:BeesButterfliesHarmful To:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:Foliage in spring is a blend of yellow, red, and orange. Foliage in summer is bright green.Habit:SpreadingContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to 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).Light Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:ModerateBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SummerHardiness Zones:2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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