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PlantFiles: Japanese Spirea, Japanese Meadowsweet, Maybush
Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Spiraea (spy-REE-ah) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Goldmound
Additional cultivar information: (aka Gold Mound)

Synonym:Spiraea x bumalda

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CrabgrassCentrl On Jul 14, 2009, CrabgrassCentrl from New Milford, CT wrote:

For the first three years I did exactly nothing and the plants were lovely. Finally last year I gave them a haircut, and that's it for work. Gorgeous through drought, two Noah's Ark Junes in a row, whatever. That's what I call maintenance-free.

Positive anelson77 On May 24, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

Goldmound or similar cultivars now seems to be in every Seattle garden or landscape. And why not? It looks pretty all year, with lovely changes in leaf color from pink to yellow to chartreuse to gold. Maintenance is minimal--an annual light pruning and fertilizing, and it is highly adaptable from sun to part shade, moderate to low water. Doesn't seem to be invasive.

Neutral Gabrielle On Apr 8, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

a.k.a. Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldmound'


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Quitzdorf Am See,
Gadsden, Alabama
New Milford, Connecticut
Oldsmar, Florida
Douglas, Georgia
Eatonton, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Edwardsville, Illinois
Elburn, Illinois
Lake In The Hills, Illinois
Macomb, Illinois
Spring Grove, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
Mishawaka, Indiana
Hubbard, Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Olathe, Kansas
Wamego, Kansas
Ellicott City, Maryland
West Friendship, Maryland
Ludington, Michigan
Westland, Michigan
Isle, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Corinth, Mississippi
Omaha, Nebraska
Brooklyn, New York
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Akron, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
Marietta, Ohio
Middletown, Ohio
Shelby, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Florence, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Clarksville, Virginia
Warrenton, Virginia
Seattle, Washington
Birchwood, Wisconsin

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