How tall is golden spirea?
2 to 3 ft. tall
Spiraea japonica ‘Goldmound’
|Botanical Pronunciation||spy-REE-a juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growth to 2 to 3 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
Is spirea a good shrub?
Spirea is one of the most commonly used landscape plants, and for good reason. This hardy deciduous shrub has captivating three-season interest, with a graceful habit, attractive foliage and flowers that bloom over a long time. Spirea is easy to grow in nearly any garden.
Do spirea bushes spread?
For USDA zones 4 to 8. Vanhoutte spirea (S. x vanhouttei) is a deciduous broadleaf shrub with an arching branch habit that can grow 5 to 8 feet high and spread as much as 7 to 10 feet wide.
Does spirea need sun or shade?
The spirea shrub does best when planted in full sun or light shade. Planting the shrub in full shade results in stunted growth, and a reduction in the number and size of blooms. Position your spirea in an area with well-drained soil, as they do not like wet feet.
What grows well with spirea?
They look especially good paired with bigleaf hydrangeas. Or set them near clumps of hostas that will take some sun. Since spirea blossoms are mainly flat clusters, contrast the flower shapes you plant nearby. Narrow purple spikes of salvia or upright plumes of astilbe add nice variety.
What does goldflame spirea look like?
Spiraea x bumalda ‘Goldflame’ 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.
What is the most popular spirea?
Perhaps the most popular types of spirea are ‘Triumphans’ (Spiraea billardii), a magnificent summer blooming shrub with dark pink blossoms, and Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia). Bridal Wreath grows 5 to 6 feet (1.5-2 m.) tall and can make great hedge plants with their romantic white flowers.
What looks good planted with spirea?
Should spirea be cut back?
You should actually prune your spirea more than once a year, at least twice. Give it a good trim after it flowers in the spring by cutting back the tips of the stems to the top leaf bud. This removes the dead blossoms and also may trigger a second blooming and new leaf growth. You can also shape the shrub at this time.
Does spirea do well in shade?
Spirea are tolerant of some shade, but full sun produces more flowers with more vibrant colors and brighter fall color.
What can I plant next to spirea?
Can you keep spirea small?
More drastically cutting back spirea should occur in the fall or in late winter to early spring. Remove any dead branches and use this trimming to shape the shrub. Cutting it way back will stimulate new growth in tighter clusters so that you can get a more rounded, compact shrub shape.