Mini Gold Spirea

Availability: Out of stock
Only %1 left

Tidy, Bright Flower Power Mini Gold Spirea

  • Compact Form Won't Outgrow It's Spot
  • Lemon Yellow Foliage
  • Pretty Pink Blooms For Months
  • Golden Fall Color
  • Flowers on New Wood
  • Attractive to Butterflies
  • Tolerates Light Shade

For a bright, little pop of color all season long, rely on Mini Gold Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Mini Gold'). This small shrub is tiny, but mighty!

Bright, sunny yellow foliage throughout the growing season brightens up your landscape. Soon after the season begins, tiny pink flowers in flat-topped clusters appear on each branch tip. Spirea are flower factories that bloom for months.

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!

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.

Mini Gold is a miniature version of the deciduous Goldmound Spirea. You might hear it called Dwarf Goldmound.

The sunny leaves emerge golden in spring, and turn an eye-catching chartreuse over the summer. The foliage color deepens in fall to a rich gold. The leaves are a perfect contrast to the clear pink of the sweet clusters of blooms.

There is always something going on with this fine-textured compact shrub. From the bright yellow foliage, to the reblooming pink flowers; rounded Mini Gold Spirea is a win-win for your landscape. Order yours today!

How to Use Mini Gold Spirea in the Landscape

Use this diminutive shrub just about anywhere you need more color. It fits neatly along the edge of garden beds. The color helps purple-toned plants like Tiny Wine® Ninebark stand out, and will contrast beautifully with evergreen shrubs.

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.

There are so many ways to use these fantastic shrubs. Run them around the outside of a planting bed, then fill the middle with Roses or Hydrangeas in coordinating or contrasting colors.

Try them in lush mass plantings to fill wide, open sunny areas. Use a zigzagging planting pattern, 18 inches apart. Keep new mass plantings mulches and weeded until they grow together.

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. Enjoy!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Mini Gold Spirea will grow in full sun or partial shade. Ensure it receives at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day. Honestly, the more sun, the brighter the blooms and foliage.

Provide 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. It's easy to improve your drainage. Just use a raised bed, or mound up additional soil 12 inches tall and 2 feet wide to plant in.

The flower buds emerge on new wood, so prune in late winter to early spring to shape, if needed. The flowers are attractive and cover the foliage from late spring to mid-summer. Get outside, and snip off the faded blooms to encourage additional blooming as summer progresses.

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. You'll love Mini Gold Spirea, order today!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

Click here to see our full rates


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'
Mature Height 18 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Yellow
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes