Is false spirea evergreen?

Answered by Willian Lymon

False spirea (Sorbaria sorbifolia) is a deciduous shrub, meaning it loses its leaves during the winter months. It is not evergreen, so it will not provide year-round foliage. However, it does have some interesting foliage changes throughout the year.

In the spring, the fern-like foliage of false spirea emerges in vibrant shades of pink to red. This new growth is truly eye-catching and adds a burst of color to the garden. As the foliage matures, it transitions to a chartreuse color with bronze tips, creating a beautiful contrast. as summer progresses, the foliage settles into a solid green color.

I personally find the changing foliage of false spirea to be one of its most appealing features. It adds visual interest and keeps the shrub looking fresh throughout the growing season. Additionally, the fern-like appearance of the leaves gives the plant a delicate and airy look.

While false spirea is not evergreen, it still offers plenty of beauty and interest in the garden. Its showy flowers, which appear in late spring to early summer, are another highlight. The flowers are typically white or pale pink, forming large, fluffy clusters that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

False spirea is a hardy and compact shrub that can add color and texture to your garden. While it may not be evergreen, its foliage changes and attractive flowers make it a worthwhile addition to any landscape.