First Editions® Matcha Ball® Ash Leaf Spirea

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Textural Accent First Editions® Matcha Ball® Ash Leaf Spirea

  • Colorful Foliage
  • Graceful Serrated Leaves Feature Strong Veining From Midrib
  • Sparse White Blooms Support Beneficial Pollinators
  • Tidy, Compact Ball Requires Very Little Pruning
  • Low-Growing
  • Can Keep in Containers
  • Easy Care
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Grows in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Perfect for Street Plantings
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

Top garden designers understand that subtle plant accents can make or break a garden design. Give your eyes a chance to rest between focal points with these sophisticated texture plants.

Beautiful First Editions® Matcha Ball® Ash Leaf Spirea (Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Levgreen' PP 31,202) features lovely leaves and a fern-like appearance. The young leaves and long petioles emerge a reddish peachy-orange and mature to grassy green.

Serrated edges, delicate pointed profile and corrugated texture make a visible impression. The sophisticated colorway certainly plays well with others.

You'll love the way Matcha Ball grows into a low-lying orb that stands out in full sun or partial shade. It's a little surprising how versatile this profoundly beautiful plant is in the landscape.

Deer don't like the taste, road salt won't harm it and you won't need to baby this modern cultivar. Matcha Ball Ash Leaf Spirea looks great and performs beautifully in the ground, but can also be grown in containers.

White flowers in spring are admittedly subtle, but their nectar does support honey bees. All season-long, you'll relish a charming round ball of mid-green texture.

Once temperatures start dipping in autumn, the beautiful foliage burnishes to a golden-yellow. You can count on these structural plants to help carry your garden vision all season long.

Plant a unique, perfectly rounded plant that maintains that tight form you love. Order Matcha Ball Ash Leaf Spirea from the small shrub experts at Nature Hills today!

How to Use First Editions Matcha Ball Ash Leaf Spirea in the Landscape

In a small space garden, use a few as specimen plants to fill in and soften between showier accent plants and shrubs. Or, keep them in a set of matched containers for an elegant touch.

Plant them in your foundation for a high-end look you'll never grow tired of. If you've ever had the superfood "Matcha" green tea, you'll know exactly what tone this beautiful low shrub takes on at the height of summer.

This is an excellent choice to repeat across the front of your mixed border as a perfect partner for flowering perennials and shrubs. Matcha Ball makes purple "pop", pink more tender, white more crisp, orange outrageous, yellow noteworthy and red blooms more dramatic.

Use a long, low hedge to edge under taller shrubs. They'll ground First Editions® Straight Talk® Privet and hold their own near First Editions® Autumn Inferno® Cotoneaster.

Layer them in with Hosta and Astilbe for a wonderfully easy-care shady spot. Don't forget the matched hammock stands!

Whether you want to create an urbane dwelling that requires little care...or need a pretty filler to tie your plantings together, poised Matcha Ball Ash Leaf Spirea is up for the challenge.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Either full sun or partial shade is fine, but please ensure Matcha Ball receives at least four hours of sunlight a day. Give them well-drained soil, or elevate the planting in a raised bed.

Protect your investment with a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Mulch is a great idea to cut down on surface evaporation, but keep it away from touching the stems.

Prune in early spring if you need to. Matcha Ball Ash Leaf Spirea doesn't sucker, and you may never need to shape them at all!

This hardy plant never fails to delight. Matcha Ball Ash Leaf Spirea is an exceptional choice to maximize the impact.

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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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First Editions® Matcha Ball® Ash Leaf Spirea        Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Levgreen' PPAF
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No