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Sorbaria arborea

Archive entry 19.06.11

19th June 2011

An unruly shrub that suckers freely. I planted it in a moment of enthusiasm for Sorbaria that didn't last as long as the shrub has.
In central and western China it forms dense thickets in shade, preferring some moisture in the soil. The locals probably still tell amusing stories about E. H. Wilson who collected it in 1908 to introduce to gardens. Ha ha, can you believe the stupid foreigners want to grow that thing. Who in their right mind would have that in a garden?
I would be sad it wasn't there but it is very unlikely that I will ever get the chance to miss it.