An impressive semi-dwarf shrub for color effect, featuring light gold foliage which emerges bronze, turning red in fall, and flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in early summer; ideal size for garden detail use,; forms a dense, compact ball.
Goldmound Spirea has copious clusters of rose coloured flowers and attractive gold foliage throughout the summer turning an outstanding red in the fall. The fruit and bark not something you would waste a long distance call home for.
Goldmound Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form that requires occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Like all spireas it is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard and is not particularly attractive to deer.
Goldmound Spirea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and is suitable for lining the sidewalk, or the front row of a multi-row planting. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight as shading will turn the gold colour to a light green. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH and is tolerant of urban pollution.