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Summerwine Ninebark and Other Plant Varieties

Find out about 17 plant varieties and how to care for them in specific zones.

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Gold Mound Spiraea(4 of 17)

- 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:

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.

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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