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Spirea - Goldmound / Size 1
Goldmound Spirea

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*Availability Status: Winter dormancy - Available at a later date
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6" - 10" tall / Quart size rootball

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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 a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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