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Goldmound Spirea

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*Availability Status: Winter dormancy - Estimated avail spring 2016
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 8" - 12" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $5.95

Product Code: SPIGMO1

Spirea japonica 'Goldmound'

Overall Description

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

--Growth rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Prefers full sun, but will do well in partial sun as well.

--Soil Preference :
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.

--Recommended Spacing :
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 our evergreen species. 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.

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