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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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gold mound spirea is noted for golden foliage
Photo 1 of 12Although S. japonica is listed as a nonnative invasive shrub, ‘Gold Mound’ is actually a hybrid of Spiraea japonica var. alpina and S. x bumalda ‘Gold Flame’. It may be sterile, but further research is warranted.

Gold Mound Spirea (1 of 12)

Deciduous shrub noted for its golden 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 1/2 to 1/3 when dormant
Height: 2-3 feet; width: 3-4 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 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.
Zone 8: 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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