Spiraea japonica Goldflame (syn. S. × bumalda Goldflame) Rosaceae
Goldflame Spiraea sp-i-REE-a ja-PON-i-ka
- 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. 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).
- Oregon State Univ. campus: behind Ag. and Life Sciences near loading dock.