Sorbaria Cherry On Top™

Cold hardy to Zone 2 | Pet friendly
Special Price $18.95 Regular Price $31.95
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Features to Note


2 - 10

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

5 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
2 - 10
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


A Bloomin' Easy® variety, Sorbaria Cherry On Top™ is an ornamental deciduous shrub offering 3 seasons of interest, grown for its dramatic muliticolored, fern-like foliage, beautiful summer blooms, and flamboyant fall fruits. In spring, the dense leaves emerge vivid pink to red and then turn chartreuse with bronze tips before maturing light green for summer. A floriferous bloomer, the plant sets masses of showy pyramidal white flower plumes followed in fall by bright red seed pods—the cherry on top. The seeds persist throughout winter, extending the season of interest, and offering hungry birds an excellent food source. Both flowers and foliage are popular additions to floral arrangements, fresh and dried.

A Sorbaria sorbifolia, commonly called false spirea, Cherry On Top has a compact, mounding habit and a moderate growth rate. It spreads by suckering roots to form colonies, which makes it a great option for erosion control on banks and slopes. Shown to best effect when massed or grouped, Cherry On Top is perfect for shrub borders and mixed beds.

Extremely cold hardy and easy to grow, false spirea prefers a sunny to partly sunny location with average, organically rich, medium moist, well-draining soil. The plant is drought and heat tolerant, deer resistant, and pet friendly. Prune close to the ground in late winter to early spring to rejuvenate the plant.


Genus: Sorbaria
Species: sorbifolia
Variety: 'Bococot'
Item Form: 2-Quart
Category: Shrubs, Trees and Shrubs
Bloom Season Start: Early Summer
Bloom Season End: Late Summer
Bloom Color: White
Habit: Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low: 2
USDA Zone High: 10
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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