Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'
Low growing deciduous shrub, with colourful spring foliage and pink flowers in summer. Useful for ground cover or as a low growing informal hedge.
Spring and summer.
Habit - low growing, slightly spreading. H: 75cm S: 75cm.
Stems - thin, dark brown, smooth.
Leaves - young leaves in spring open in shades of yellow, orange and red, fading to pale green.
Flowers - airy clusters of dark pink flowers borne at the end of stems. Some gardeners feel they clash with the foliage and remove them.
Well drained, light, reasonably fertile.
Dead head after flowering and trim back in early spring to maintain shape.
Take softwood cuttings in summer.
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