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Goldflame Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame'

Pronunciation: spy-REE-a x bew-MAL-da
SKU #07117
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, spreading wider.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Ground Cover
Design Ideas The 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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Spruce (Picea); Barberry (Berberis)
CARE
Care Prefers average, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established maintain evenly moist soil. Feed in early spring. Remove spent blooms to promote continued flowering. Blooms on new wood; prune before new growth begins, as needed to shape and to thin stems.

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