The Limemound Spirea is beautiful because of its color effect in the garden. It has shimmering lime-green foliage which emerges bronze, turning red in fall, and flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in early summer; forms a dense, compact ball, neat and tidy
Although the Limemound Spirea is bathed in stunning clusters of hot pink flowers, the selling feature of this plant is the attractive lime green foliage which emerges yellow in spring and turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruit and bark neither add nor detract from the leaf colour.
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 Spirea it is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but not deer.
Limemound Spirea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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 tolerant of urban pollution.
This spirea cultivar is a dense, upright, flat-topped to mounded, compact deciduous shrub which typically grows to 2-3' tall with a slightly larger spread. Features numerous pink flowers in flat-topped clusters (corymbs) in late spring to mid-summer. Attractive to butterflies. Oval, sharply toothed leaves emerge yellow in spring, mature to lime green in summer and turn attractive shades of red and orange in autumn. This cultivar is believed by some to be a cross between S. albiflora and S. japonica. Effective in borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens and as low hedges or edging. Excellent for foundation plantings.