spirea gold moundType Shrub, groundcover, woody plant Hardy range 5B to 7B
Height 36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
Spread 36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
Growth rate Average
Form Rounded and spreading or horizontal
Exposure Full sun
Persistence Deciduous Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time Spring and Summer
Culture Notes Spirea grows best in full sun or high shifting shade. Plants receiving less than 4 or 5 hours of direct sun become thin and flower poorly. Plant on 4 to 5-foot centers to form a mass planting. As with other light colored-flowering plants, place in front of other green foliage plants or other dark background to show the best flower display. Spireas combine well with ornamental grasses and plants with large foliage. Remove spent seed heads and developing seed heads to improve the neat look of the plants. Holds golden yellow foliage color longer than 'Goldflame' and can be grown reasonably well in the south. Keep fertilized for best growth and flowering. Pests, Diseases and Damaging Agents
Pests: None of major concern. Spirea aphid causes leaf curling and is usually found on the shoot tips or in flower clusters. Oblique-banded leaf roller rolls and webs the leaves together. Inspect the stems of unhealthy-looking shrubs for scales.
Diseases: None of major concern. Fireblight causes the leaves to appear scorched. A leaf spot may infect the leaves. Powdery mildew forms a white coating on the leaves.
Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'
Japanese Spirea

Type Shrub, woody plant
Hardy range 3B to 7A
Height 36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
Spread 4' to 5' / 1.20m to 1.60m
Form Rounded and spreading or horizontal
Exposure Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence Deciduous

Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time Spring and Summer

Environment This plant tolerates some drought. This plant will grow in dry soil. Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay.  The pH preference is an acidic to slightly alkaline (less than 6.8 to 7.7) soil.Culture Notes  Flowers are showy against dark green foliage. Spirea grows best in full sun or high shifting shade. Plants receiving less than 4 or 5 hours of direct sun become thin and flower poorly. Plant on 4 to 5-foot centers to form a mass planting. As with other light colored-flowering plants, place in front of other green foliage plants or other dark background to show the best flower display. Spireas combine well with ornamental grasses and plants with large foliage. Remove spent seed heads and developing seed heads to improve the neat look of the plants. Plants serve as butterfly nectar sources.

Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'  Culture Notes Foliage emerges red and fades to light yellow and then green in warm climates. Flowers are not especially showy. Spirea grows best in full sun or high shifting shade. Plants receiving less than 4 or 5 hours of direct sun become thin and flower poorly. Plant on 4 to 5-foot centers to form a mass planting. As with other light colored-flowering plants, place in front of other green foliage plants or other dark background to show the best flower display. Spireas combine well with ornamental grasses and plants with large foliage. Remove spent seed heads and developing seed heads to improve the neat look of the plants. Some foliage emerges green and these can be removed to keep the plant in yellow foliage.
Spiraea prunifolia bridalwreath spirea

Type Shrub, woody plant
Hardy range 4B to 8A
Height 4' to 10' / 1.20m to 3.00m
Spread 6' to 10' / 1.80m to 3.00m
Growth rate Average
Form Rounded and spreading or horizontal
Exposure Full sun
Persistence Deciduous

Culture Notes
Spirea grows best in full sun or high shifting shade. Plants receiving less than 4 or 5 hours of direct sun become thin and flower poorly. Plant on 4 to 5-foot centers to form a mass planting. As with other light colored-flowering plants, place in front of other green foliage plants or other dark background to show the best flower display.