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Mr. Mustard False Spirea

Proven Winners

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$29.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Width 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2-7

Mr. Mustard™ False Spiraea (Sorbaria sorbifolia) has very colorful foliage, with colors of yellow, orange, red, pink, and lime green, during the spring. The foliage mellows in the summer to Kelly green. This contrasts nicely with the white flowers that bloom all summer.

This shrub attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Deer, however, do not like this plant. The plant makes a nice groundcover, border, landscape, or in mass plantings. It is often planted on banks and slopes to control erosion. Mr. Mustard False Spiraea is native to Asia, growing from eastern Siberia to Japan, being hardy from 2a to 7b.

Mr. Mustard False Spirea Care

Mr. Mustard™ False Spiraea must have full sun. It likes medium moist, richly organic, well-draining soil. It can also grow in clay and heavy soils. Fertilize in the spring when growth begins with a slow-release fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Water an average amount to keep the soil moist, but allow it to completely dry between watering.

The shrub does not need pruning, but you can prune it after it blooms. You can even cut it to the ground to rejuvenate an old, tired looking shrub. In some areas, you may want to cut out root suckers to prevent the plant from spreading too much.

Mr. Mustard False Spirea Spacing

Mr. Mustard™ False Spiraea is a fairly short shrub at 2-3 feet tall. It really spreads, growing 3-4 feet wide. When planting allow 3-4 feet between plants, center on center. That allows proper air circulation and light exposure to the plants, and gives the root system enough room to grow.

Mr. Mustard False Spirea Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-7
Plant Type: Shrub
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: Small, white flowers that are arranged in dense, terminal clusters
Bloom Period: Mid-summer to early fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Yellow, Red, and Orange & Bright Green
Foliage Description: brightly colored foliage
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Interest
Watering: Moderate
Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pest/Insects
Tolerates: Heat Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Uses: Groundcover Landscape Mass Planting
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Sorbaria sorbifolia 'SMNSSC' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
SKU:
SORMM

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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