Gold Fountain Spiraea
Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Gold Fountain'
Gold Fountain Spiraea foliage
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Height: 8 feet
Spread: 12 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Bridalwreath Spirea
A pleasing different look for this shrub with delicate golden leaves, snowy white flowers sit in masses atop the branches in spring; this compact shrub is a real attention-getter
Gold Fountain Spiraea is clothed in stunning white flowers held atop the branches from mid to late spring. It has attractive yellow foliage which emerges gold in spring. The small serrated lobed leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Gold Fountain Spiraea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Gold Fountain Spiraea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Gold Fountain Spiraea will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.