Plant Care False Spiraea

False Spiraea

About False Spiraea

Sorbaria sorbifolia is a deciduous, erect, multi-stemmed shrub that is best grown in average, medium moisture, organically rich, well-drained soil. It flowers best when sited in full sun and spreads by suckers to form colonies. Ural Spirea is a cultivar that does not have the invasive characteristic of the parent.


Sorbaria sorbifolia

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How to care for False Spiraea


How often to water your False Spiraea

Water needs for False Spiraea
0.5 cups
every 9

False Spiraea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of False Spiraea

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for False Spiraea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Spiraea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

False Spiraea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

False Spiraea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of False Spiraea in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize False Spiraea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for False Spiraea: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your False Spiraea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

False Spiraea is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for False Spiraea

False Spiraea

False Spiraea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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