Scientific Name: Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound'
Common Name: Goldmound spirea
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Rock garden
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Pubescent, Lanceolate, Ovate, Double serrate
Flowers: Cyme, Pink, May-Jun
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Follicle, Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves bright yellow to golden yellow; flowers candy pink corymb. Winter ID: twigs slightly zigzag, reddish-brown, round, smooth except for tiny ridges, upright; buds ovoid; leaf scar crescent to U-shaped, persistent fruit.