False Spirea, Sem
False Spirea, Sem
False Spirea, Sem
False Spirea, Sem

False Spirea, Sem

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An exciting new development for gardeners and very different from the species, the foliage of this compact rounded shrub emerges with rich shades of pink and red fading to a cheery chartreuse with rich autumn tones, showy white plumes of flowers in summer

Sem False Spirea features airy plumes of white flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. It has attractive chartreuse foliage which emerges cherry red in spring. The pinnately compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth bark and rose branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Sem False Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.

Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Sem False Spirea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Sem False Spirea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

  • Mature Height: 4 feet
  • Mature Width: 4 feet
  • Sunlight: Sun. Part Sun
  • Soil Conditions: Moist (Typical)

Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, holds the same glorious potential!

Bulk Delivery
We deliver outdoor plants within a zone around the Chicagoland area for $75. As plants are perishable, we take care to deliver them by hand using our own vehicles or trusted partners.
  • Delivery zone includes the North Shore Suburbs North up to Winthrop Harbor and Wauconda; North Side of Chicago to downtown and Southwest to Oak Park. 
  • Special $45 rate to Wilmette 
  • FREE Delivery on orders of $750+
  • For plant material not planted by Chalet, there is a 1-year, 50% merchandise credit guarantee.

Planting

  • To add Chalet's Planting Service, standard pricing is 50% of the plants' retail price in addition to the $75 delivery fee.
  • Fees do not include tree or stump removal.
  • Larger orders may require separate labor quote. Plantings carry a 1-year full guarantee. However, there is no guarantee for container or planter plantings as they are difficult to overwinter. 
  
Free In-Store Pickup 

We offer free in-store pickup at our retail store at 3132 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, IL.

  • After your order, we will prepare the product within 2 hours unless you hear otherwise.
  • If you are planning to pick up more than 3 days after purchase, please respond to your Order Confirmation email to let us know. 
  • All orders must be picked up within one week after purchase, or a refund will be issued and items will be returned to the shelf.

  
Returns 
Returns accepted within 14 days by replying directly to our order confirmation email. Refunds issued only in original form of payment.