Goldmound Spirea Shrub

Product Description

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The Goldmound Spirea shrub is a wonderful, colorful addition to any landscape as a shrub or perennial border, or for brightening your container garden with its mounds of vibrant golden foliage!

This decadent deciduous shrub features vibrant yellow spring foliage with clusters of bright pink flowers. As the early summer progresses, the colors turn to a bright golden green that eventually turns to a rich, yellowish orange in fall before it loses its leaves.

This Golden Spirea bush is salt tolerant and can grow well in coastal areas near the ocean. The golden colorful foliage will stay until the first hints of frost begin. The compact mounded shape will provide any landscape needing shrubs the perfect one!

Golden Spirea Care

This gold mound plant grows best in medium moisture, well-drained soils and in full sun. The Goldmound Spirea shrub will tolerate a wide range of soils including clay and can tolerate light shade. Remove faded spring flower clusters to encourage an additional flush of blooms.

This spirea gold mounded shrub can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It can be grown across most of the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 4-9. If you are looking for a compact shrub for mass planting this is a great choice! The goldmound plant has excellent cold hardiness. Plus, it’s deer resistant!

Fairly easily grown, the Japanese spirea should be pruned in late winter to early spring to encourage new growth in the spring growing season. Goldmound spirea pruning should be done annually because flowers appear on new wood.

An annual application of slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball in early spring will encourage new leaf and flower growth.

The gold mound spirea bush will establish a strong root system after 1 year of planting. Our top choice for foundation plantings! The colorful bright yellow foliage of the spiraea japonica will grace your landscape until the double play gold hibernates for winter time.

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Botanical Name

Spiraea Japonica 'Goldmound'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Shades of green, yellow
Mature Height 2-3 ft
Mature Width 4 ft
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Brightly colored foliage
  • Showy flowers
  • Low maintenance
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Cold hardy

Shipping Info

Once your Goldmound Spirea Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

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No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The Spirea Goldmound prefers full sun and average, well-drained soil. They are draught tolerant but should be watered regularly until established. The Goldmound maintains a mound shape naturally, but should be pruned following its blooming season to contain growth and promote rejuvenated foliage. Since flowers develop on new growth, any more extensive shearing should take place in late winter or early spring to avoid frost damage to newly forming buds.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Goldmound Spirea, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Johannah

    Brilliant customer service! Love my plants!

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  2. Paul K. (verified owner)

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    DEAD. Not at all impressed with these plants. All of them dried up and died in two weeks.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Paul, thank you for leaving an honest review on our Goldmound Spirea. If you could email us some photos of the plants so we could help you troubleshoot. Thanks and talk to you soon.

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