Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame'Item #7117 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A dense, upright mounded shrub with attractive bronze-tinged new growth in spring, that matures to a soft yellow-green and develops into a brilliant coppery orange in the fall. Panicles of rosy red flowers rise above the foliage in summer, creating a dynamic contrast. Excellent for brightening shrub borders. Good heat tolerance. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, spreads wider.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a x bew-MAL-daPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 21Growth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, spreads wider.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Urban PollutionFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:RedGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasThe bright yellow-green of the foliage makes this a stand-out shrub for the mixed border, and outstanding fall color makes it a real eye-catcher. Plant singly or in a group in the sunny border or at the corner of a walkway where it will easily be seen.Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Spruce (Picea); Barberry (Berberis)
- CareCare InformationPrefers lightly acidic, well-drained soils, but adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent blooms to promote continued flowering. Blooms on new wood; prune before new growth begins, as needed to shape.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.