Golden Sunrise Spirea
Golden Sunrise Spirea
Spiraea x bumalda 'Monhud'Item #2011 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A sport of Goldflame Spirea with yellow new foliage that matures to yellow-green in summer and turns a coppery orange in fall. Sweet pink flowers contrast nicely against the bright foliage. A compact, shrubby spirea that works wonderfully when mixed in with green-leaved plants at the forefront of shrub borders. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a x bew-MAL-daPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider.Foliage color:ChartreuseBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasWith such vivid seasonal foliage changes, put this shrub up front and center for full appreciation. Tailor made for foundation planting. Exceptional for shrub borders along fences, walls and buildings. Plant in creative open combinations with high contrast purple and black foliage shrubs for drama most of the year. Large enough to make a solid hedge to divide space within a garden or separating front yards. Leave natural to bring long term color and brightness into wild gardens against backgrounds of conifers and dark foliage evergreens. Perfectly versatile and appealing for calling attention to entries, gateways and focal points.Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Barberry (Berberis); Ninebark (Physocarpus)
- CareCare InformationPrefers average, lightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in early spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:The spiraeas fall into the rose family and named from the Greek speira or wreath due to the long limbs of European species used to make traditional wedding wreaths, The hybrids of S. x bumalda are the descendents of S albiflora from Japan with white flowers, and S. Japonica found over much of temperature Eastern Asia. The original 1890 hybrid produce pink flowers at Knap Hill Nurseries in England. This cultivar was discovered as a sport of Goldmound Spirea at Monrovia's Cairo, Georgia growing grounds by Leslie Hudson, former manager of that facility.