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Gold Mound Spirea
Gold Mound Spirea sports the most stunning, bright-gold foliage of any shrub we've seen. More details below

Gold Mound Spirea

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Gold Mound Spirea
Spirea japonica 'Gold Mound'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b  Find Your Zone >



Special Attributes

Gold Mound Spirea sports the most stunning, bright-gold foliage of any shrub we've seen. The fuzzy, pink, butterfly-attracting flower clusters poduced in abundance during the summer and the bright orange foliage in fall are extra-added bonuses! Creates dense mounds of foliage to 2 to 3 feet in height and 3-4 feet wide. The bright and soft-textured foliage combines nicley with plants nearby, particularly those with deep green, blue, burgundy, red or purple foliage.



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a low mound 3-4 feet tall and wide, Gold Mound Spirea is a dwarf that fits nicely in small garden spaces. In larger landscape borders its brilliant foliage and flowers make for stunning groupings or mass plantings. Also nice as a front facing plant to taller evergreens in home foundation plantings. Can be massed on sunny slopes for erosion control. A fine addition to butterfly gardens and container gardens.

Spacing:  3 feet for mass plantings;  5 feet or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Japanese Spirea are very easy to grow in a wide range of soils. They prefer growing in a moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. For the best foliage color we suggest full to mostly sun, however plants will tolerate part to mostly shade. A light shearing of spent flowers after the summer bloom encourages heavier rebloom. Flowers on new wood, so prune in late winter to early spring if desired. 



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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  3-4'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedges, 5' + for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mounding
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  Pink
Flower Size:  Tiny, packed in 2-3" clusters
Flowering Period:  Summer, reblooms 
Flower Type:  Clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Golden Yellow
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun is best
Water Needs:  Average, Low Once Established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.5 - 8.0 (Acid to Moderately Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Butterflies, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect



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