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Spiraea japonica - 'Gold Mound' (Spiraea)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Golden Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Spiraea japonica Description

This dwarf deciduous shrub produces pink flowers in mid summer. Spring foliage is initially red tinged, turning golden yellow with age. Ideal at front of border or as specimen in pot - .5m x .7m


Spiraea japonica - Cultivation Notes

Birdal Wreath will flourish in a variety of garden soils but some struggle in very chalky soils. Preferring full sun, Spiraea's will also tolerate some shade but may produce less blossom as a result. Fully hardy this shrub will tolerate some exposure and taller up right varieties can be grown as a loose hedge or screen. Prune after flowering, removing older wood and spent flowers. Mulch occasionally to feed.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Spiraea japonica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Spiraea japonica:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Spirea, Spyrea, Spiria, Spyria