Today’s special is our Gold Mound Spirea. These are growing in 2.5 inch containers. These are ready to be planted now and are available for only $3.55 each. This offer is only available to our subscribers and not available in our Amazon Store.
About Spiraea japonica ‘Gold Mound’:
General Culture: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils. Remove faded flower clusters as practicable (light shearing is an option) to encourage additional bloom. Flowers on new wood, so prune in late winter to early spring if needed.
Noteworthy Characteristics: Japanese spirea is a dense, upright, mounded, deciduous shrub that typically grows 4-6′ tall with a slightly larger spread. Leaves (to 3″ long) are oval and sharpely toothed. Tiny pink flowers in flat-topped clusters (corymbs) cover the foliage in late spring to mid-summer with sparse and intermittent repeat bloom often occurring throughout the remainder of the growing season. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. ‘Gold Mound’ is, as the cultivar name suggests, noted for its attractive golden foliage. It is cross between S. japonica ‘Alpina’ and S. japonica ‘Goldflame’ (parents originally described as S. japonica var. alpina and S. x bumalda ‘Goldflame’). Leaves emerge golden in spring, but gradually fade to a gold-green as the summer progresses. Fall color may include interesting yellows, oranges and reds. This is a compact mounded cultivar that grows to 42″ tall and to 48″ wide. Small pink flowers in flattened corymbs (to 3″ across) appear in late spring. Zones 4 to 8.