Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'


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Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Colourful new growth, Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (53279)

Plant details

Deciduous shrub Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame' adds a touch of colour to the border. New growth is bronze-red, turning bright yellow, then eventually mid-green. Dark pink flowers are produced in mid- to late summer. Easy to grow, it enjoys a sunny spot in moist, well-drained soil. For the brightest coloured foliage, prune back hard before growth begins in spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious award of Garden Merit.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Spiraea

Species: japonica

Cultivar: Goldflame

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Colourful new growth, Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to prune: March to April

Flowering period: July to September

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