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Goldmound Spirea

Scientific name: Spiraea japonica ‘Goldmound’

Type:Groundcovers deciduous woody
Plant Requirements
Zone:4 to 8
Plant Characteristics
Height:3 ft
Width:4 ft
Bloom:Summer flowers
Bloom Time:May to July
Bloom Color:Pink
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description Gold Mound Japanese spiraea is grown for its pleasing yellow-gold foliage, pink bloom that extends all season, and orange leaf coloration.

This cultivar of spiraea forms an upright, mounded, deciduous shrub that grows 2’-3’ tall and up to 4’ wide. It bears 3” long oval leaves which are arranged alternately on the stems. Spring leaves emerge as yellow-gold, turn to yellowish-green during the summer, and finally finish the season a beautiful yellow-orange. In late spring tiny pink flowers emerge above the foliage in the form of flat-topped, 3” wide clusters. New flowers form all summer long. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

This groundcover is easily grown in a wide array of soil types, but it needs full sun to look its best. In order to keep the flowers coming all season, ‘Gold Mound’ spiraea is often lightly sheared. It sets flowers on new growth so pruning should be done in early spring as needed.

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