Mini Gold Spirea

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For a bright, little pop of color all season long, rely on the Mini Gold Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Mini Gold') - a small shrub that is tiny, but mighty! Bright, sunny yellow foliage throughout the growing season brightens up your landscape. The flowers are attractive and cover the foliage from late spring to mid-summer. Mini Gold is a miniature version of the deciduous Goldmound Spirea. You might also hear Mini Gold called Dwarf Goldmound.

Soon after the season begins, tiny pink flowers in flat-topped clusters appear on each branch tip. Spiraea are powerful little flower factories that bloom for months, something we're sure you and your pollinators will fully appreciate! There is always something going on with this fine-textured compact shrub. From the bright yellow foliage to the reblooming pink flowers; the rounded Mini Gold Spirea is a win-win for your landscape.

The sunny leaves emerge golden in spring and turn eye-catching chartreuse over the summer. The foliage color deepens in the autumn to a rich gold. The leaves are a perfect contrast to the clear pink of the sweet clusters of blooms. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4-8 and only grow to a dwarf 18 inches tall and a bit wider.

Planting and Application:

Get ready for the butterflies to come for a visit. They adore the wide landing pads of the flat flowers. Mini Gold gives them an easy source of nectar so be sure to include these in your pollinator and cottage borders! There are so many ways to use these fantastic shrubs. Run them around the outside of a planting bed or in porch pots and patio containers! Of course, you'll want to repeat them all along your mixed borders. But, you might also be surprised how effectively they will work in a Rock Garden.

As the name suggests, Mini Gold is a petite, rounded plant. It stays put and won't outgrow its place, so it makes a perfect accent for foundation plantings. Use this diminutive shrub just about anywhere you need more color. It fits neatly along the edge of garden beds or en mass for an incredibly bright space-saving swath color. Plant them 18 inches on center for a neat and tidy low hedge. Measure from the center of the first to the center of the next.

  • Tidy Bright Pink Flower Power
  • Pretty Pink Blooms For Months
  • Lemon Yellow Foliage & Golden Fall Color
  • Compact Form Won't Outgrow Its Spot
  • Attractive to Butterflies, Edging, En Masse & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Provide Spirea a full sun location, but in hotter climates, these can handle a touch of afternoon shade. Give them a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Mulch over the root system to keep it nice, cool, and moist. Once Mini Gold is established after the first season, it's really so easy to grow. It can be grown in a wide range of soils, although really does prefer well-drained soil. The flower buds emerge on new wood, so prune in late winter to early spring to shape, if needed. An early spring haircut before it starts to grow and a bit of deadheading and you'll be rewarded with plenty of flowers and colorful foliage during the whole growing season.

  • Tough Tolerant & Loves Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Most Types of Well-Drained Soil & Appreciates & Mulched Beds
  • Prune Early Spring/Deadhead After Flowering
  • Deer Resistant & Cold Hardy

You'll love the bright little beacon Mini Gold Spirea, order today and liven up your landscape without taking up any space or time from you! Order this brilliant garden gem today from!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Mini Gold Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea japonica 'Mini Gold'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 18 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Yellow
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring