Goldmound adds a colorful addition to any Tampa landscape. The small pink bunches of flowers sitting at the top of an ever changing shrub are attractive. They draw butterflies to the yard and are easy to maintain. The small shrubs work well with other plants or stand alone to brighten a corner of the yard. It is versatile enough to incorporate it into a butterfly garden, along a foundation, or as a border. In early spring the plants foliage has a slight red tinge, which fades to yellow. By mid to late spring, the foliage turns to light green, but by summer turns a bright lime green. In the fall, the beautiful leaves evolve into a yellow-orange burst of color.
|Goldmound Spirea, Spirea Japonica, Goldflame
|Late Spring to Early Summer
|Steady While Young, Then Low
|Moist, Well-Drained but Adaptable
Goldmound flourishes best if planted in the winter when the plant is dormant. Although the plants are drought resistant, water frequently until they are established, then occasionally during dry spells. The plants needs to be spaced 2 to 3 feet apart for a solid appearance. Spirea prefers moist, well-drained soil but is adaptable to nearly any content. While more colorful in full sunlight, it also does well in partial sun. Dead head or prune the established plant and it will produce more flowers and extend the length of blooming time. Goldmound is a drought and disease resistant plant making it a low maintenance addition to any Tampa Bay yard.
The 2 to 3 foot naturally rounded shrub is easy to incorporate into a landscaping design. Goldmound, planted in a garden with other butterfly attracting plants, will add even more variety to your yard. When placed along the outside edge, it is easier to see its colorful fall foliage emitting an orange-yellow glow.
Spirea makes an excellent border around sidewalks, patios, or driveways for a distinctive colorful divider. Since the plant is only 2 to 3 foot high, it does not limit the line of vision. Plant it along the foundation for a small hedge look. A central Florida foundation makes a perfect backdrop for the constant changing colors of the foliage.
We sell gold mound in any quantity at our retail nursery in Apollo Beach. We are located twenty minutes from Tampa and easily accessible from Riverview, Brandon, Ruskin, or Gibsonton.