Spirea japonica 'Goldmound'
A beautiful spirea with super striking golden yellow foliage - a real knockout!! Foliage is accented by nice bright pink flowers in late May through July. Flowering can be extended if dead flower heads are pruned off regularly. Makes a super accent planting, or also looks great in mass plantings of 4 - 6 plants. For best color display, planting in a sunny location is strongly recommended.
Also works out wonderfully when used as a foundation planting, as it has a very non-aggressive root system. Lower mature height makes it an excellent colorful option as a foreground planting in front of darker colored, taller evergreens - great color contrast when mixed in with darker foliaged species. Responds very well to trimming, and can therefore be maintained at a wide variety of heights & widths if needed through yearly trimmings at the end of each growing season.
Plant Facts & Specifications
--Mature Height: 3-4 ft
--Mature Width: 3-5 ft
Moderate ( 6"-10" avg per yr )
4-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )
Prefers full sun, but will do well in partial sun as well.
Average to slightly moist & fertile - well drained
--Foliage Color & Texture:
Deciduous Broadleaf - foliage is soft, light textured, and fast growing with good overall density. Color is a bright yellow to chartreuse color.....depending mainly on level of sun exposure.
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Flowers - blooms are formed in clusters usually ranging in size from 1 1/2" - 3" in diameter. Flower heads are not fragrant at all, but are a very nice light pink color, and remain for quite some time before eventually turning brown. Re-blooming can be enticed through removal / pruning off of older expired flower heads.
--Diseases / Insects:
From our experiences, it is just about impossible to kill most Spirea varieties. But there are a few pests & problems that have been observed here & there on many Spirea varieties. None are usually life threatening, but should be treated as soon as observed. They include: leaf spot, powdery mildews, root rot, spirea aphid, oblique-banded leaf roller, scales, caterpillars and root-knot nematodes.
4 - 5 ft apart recommended for most typical foreground or accent plantings.
--Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 -6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
--Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas
for use with all of Spirea varieties.
However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or
granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or
10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring,
and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers
during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.
POOPeas may be used at anytime.