Cherry On Top™ Sorbaria

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Dessert is served! You’ll love this tropical-looking deciduous shrub with amazing golden yellow-green leaves! Cherry On Top™ Sorbaria (Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Bococot' ) looks reminiscent of Sumac but it’s actually in the False Spirea family. A colonizing shrub that will gradually naturalize and create dense drifts of feathery foliage and wands of feathery plume-like blooms!

The golded new leaves are a vibrant orange-red before becoming almost chartreuse and add fine texture to these mounding shrubs! A much tidier, neater and smaller form, these Sorbaria are as equally super hardy and wildly adaptable to most conditions!

The tall plumes of feathery white flowers resemble Astilbe or Tree Lilacs in summer turn to red seed pods through fall for a striking appearance and colorful winter interest! The dense clumps that form provide a perfect safe haven for birds and wildlife, while the autumn seeds feed the birds! All this is highlighted by lively red stems too!

Planting and Application:

Cherry On Top™ features elegant foliage that softens hardscapes and corners of sheds or your home! Let groupings colonize a back corner of your property or fill in an outdoor space that you’d prefer a bit more privacy in. The graceful foliage hides unsightly views with color, butterflies and birds!

Creating groupings naturally by suckering, let them create informal mass plantings which not only dampen sound and provide shelter but are ideal for preventing soil erosion and bank stabilization. Plant in pollinator gardens, naturalized and wildlife areas, and tropical flair without the tropical fuss around seating areas and poolside!

  • Fine-Textured Tropical Golden-Green Foliage
  • Pollinator & Bird-Friendly
  • Colorful New Growth & Amazing Fall Color
  • White Fluffy Plumes of Foamy Flowers
  • Red Seed Pods & Seeds - Winter Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Sorbaria is incredibly cold-hardy! Handling as low as growing zone 2, and even growing up into zone 10, they are also surprisingly heat-tolerant as well! Provide a full sun to part shade location in about any kind of well-drained soil with regular access to water. Prune back in spring if needed, and to prevent spreading, remove suckers in spring to maintain size.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil
  • Heat & Cold Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Prune in Spring

A three-season interest, wildlife-friendly deciduous shrub, Cherry On Top™ Sorbaria combines vivid color, graceful elegance and wild beauty into one fancy dish! All served up with - well - a cherry on top! Order your new favorite hardy plants at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Cherry On Top™ Sorbaria Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-10
Growing Zones 2-10
More Information
Brand Bloomin Easy
Botanical Name Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Bococot'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Golden
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes