False Spiraea Invasive Plant Information


False Spiraea has been reported in the following 20 states:

Alaska, Connecticut, Indiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington


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Sorbaria sorbifolia is commonly known as false spiraea, also spelled false spirea. It is a deciduous perennial plant in the Rosaceae family. It is also known by its older names of Spiraea sorbifolia L. and Schizonotus sorbifolius (L.) Lindl. Other common names are False Goat's Beard, Sorb-leaved Schizonotus, and Ural False Spirea. Chinese: 珍珠; pinyin: zhen zhu mei; literally: "pearl plum".

It is a shrub reaching 1 to 1.5 m. It bears compound, alternate, toothed leaflets which resemble ferns or sumac. Flowers are white and showy clustered at the end of branches.
Sorbaria sorbifolia grows naturally in temperate areas of Asia including Siberia, the Soviet Far East of Russia, northern China, Japan and Korea. It has been introduced as a garden ornamental elsewhere into Europe and North America.
False Spirea is used as an ornamental shrub in North America and Europe.


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Reported Urban
Infected Regions:

Anchorage, AK