Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'
Common name: 
Goldflame Spirea
Pronunciation: 
sp-i-REE-a ja-PON-i-ka
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
S. × bumalda ‘Goldflame’
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub, 3-4 ft (0.9-1.2 m), wider than tall, compact, mounded.  Leaves alternate, simple, oval-lanceolate, 2.5-7.5 cm long, bronze gold, with some red, in spring, yellow-green in summer, copper orange in fall.  Blooms is summer, crimson flowers in 7.5-12 cm clusters
  • Sun (best) to part shade.  Tolerant of any soil, except those extremely wet.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Introduced in Holland in 1972.  A newer, but similar cultivar, Limemound®, was introduced by Monrovia in 1985.  Its leaves are lemon-yellow in spring and lime green when mature (next plant).
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  • plant habit, early spring

    plant habit, early spring

  • plant habit, spring

    plant habit, spring

  • leaves, spring

    leaves, spring

  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flower clusters and leaves

    flower clusters and leaves

  • plant habit, fall

    plant habit, fall