If a compact shrub with blood red leaves in the fall raises your flag up the pole, then this is the plant for you!!
The Flaming mound spirea A striking garden detail shrub featuring pointed golden leaves; red leaves to the tips; small flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in early summer; a dwarf mounded shrub, very neat and tidy.
Flaming Mound Spirea is smothered in stunning clusters of rose flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive red foliage which emerges wit in spring. The small serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding red/orange the fall. The fruit and bark is nothing to text home about.
Flaming Mound Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. As with all spireas it is a good choice for attracting butterflies and deer tend to leave it alone.
Flaming Mound Spirea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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. 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. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.