Japanese Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound') in the Spiraeas Database

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Also sold as:
Gold Mound

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Flowers: Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Pollinators: Various insects

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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 12, 2018 2:23 PM

'Gold Mound' is a very popular cultivar that is planted a lot in many conventional landscapes and sold by almost every conventional nursery. It is a hybrid between the Alpine Japanese Spirea x the 'Goldflame' Japanese-Bumald Spirea introduced to the trade by the W.H. Perron Company Ltd. in Quebec, Canada. Its main feature is the bright yellow foliage in spring. That foliage turns yellow-green when the true warmth and heat of summer come forth. It bears some small pink flower clusters. It develops a fair orangish-red fall color. I've never really liked it myself because it is one of those yellow-foliaged woody plants that make me think it has micronutrient deficiency and I want to treat it with chelated nutrients.

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christine2 On June 1, 2008 Obtained plant
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tabbycat On January 23, 2019 Seeds germinated
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