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Sorbaria Mr.Mustard in spring with pink, red, yellow, orange, and green foliage. The yellow, orange, and red foliage of Mr. Mustard Sorbaria in spring Sorbaria Mr. Mustard in summer with white blooms and green foliage. Sorbaria Mr. Mustard's small habit in trial field
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Megan Mathey
Grand Haven, Michigan

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MR. MUSTARD™

False Spiraea

Sobaria sorbifolia

'SMNSSC'

USPPAF; CBRAF

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Sorbaria Mr.Mustard in spring with pink, red, yellow, orange, and green foliage. The yellow, orange, and red foliage of Mr. Mustard Sorbaria in spring Sorbaria Mr. Mustard in summer with white blooms and green foliage. Sorbaria Mr. Mustard's small habit in trial field
  • Pollinator friendly
  • Long-lasting Foliage
  • Deer resistant
Description

A diminutive selection, about a fifth the size of the species and about half the size of 'Sem'. It boasts brighter and longer-lasting colorful springtime foliage that yields an array of yellow, orange, red, and even pink hues. White, astilbe-like, flowers appear in summer attracting butterflies and other pollinators. As growth slows in mid-summer, the foliage transitions to a Kelly green. Remove the suckers annually to maintain a mounded habit or plant in restricted area to contain its growth. Tolerant of alkaline and clay soils.

USDA Zone 2-7 (-50°F/-45.5°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2-3'

Width 3-4'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time summer

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to all soils except very wet sites.

Pruning Blooms on old wood - prune after flowering if desired.

Uses Specimen plant; foundation plantings; mixed borders.

Growing Tips Benefits from afternoon shade in hot climates.