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Perennials and Shrubs

Learn about 15 plants and the planting information for specific zones.

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Goldflame Spirea(2 of 15)

Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame'--Goldflame Spirea

- Deciduous shrub noted for its dark, blue-green foliage and pink flowers in early summer
- Plant in full sun to partial shade
- Plant in rich, but well-drained soil
- Water regularly until established; fertilize in spring; prune ½ to 1/3 when dormant
- Height: 2-4 feet
- Width: 2-4 feet
- Hardy in USDA zones 4-9

Zones 4-5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.

Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost.

Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall.

Zones 8-9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; gold foliage may fade and defoliate early in hot, dry weather.

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