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Compact Explosion of Color

Flaming Mound Spiraea is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features.  It would look particularly stunning planted en masse, in a rock garden or perhaps even as a single planting in your perennial bed amid less-colorful plants.

Your Flaming Mound Spiraea has a lot to offer for such a diminutive shrub.  Just as its name implies, it will appear as a ‘flaming mound” of brilliant color in your landscape.  You’ll adore the colorful foliage this remarkable, little shrub provides. 

Each tiny leaf begins life with a blazing red shade, transitioning to yellow and returning again to red for autumn.  The contrast of the summer foliage with the long-lasting flowers is exquisite.  Large, 4-inch round corymbs of deep pink flowers adorn Flaming Mound from late spring and into summer, blanketing it in color and texture.   

You can extend the bloom of your Flaming Mound with some simple deadheading, but the lovely foliage will continue to provide interest even after the flowers have faded. 

Flaming Mound Spiraea will grow to 2 feet in height with an equal spread.  It’s known for its dwarf habit and has a mounding form.  Flaming Mound is adaptive to a variety of conditions and is quite hardy overall.  It’s considered a fast-growing shrub so you won’t have to wait long to see results, and the flowers are even useful for craft projects (or just used as a floral display on your kitchen table). 

There are so many fabulous features of Flaming Mound Spiraea that it’s easy to suggest that most gardeners will want one for their yards.  Under ideal conditions, it will even live up to 20 years so it’s a great investment in an ornamental shrub that is fast-growing, hardy and beautiful.

* Summer flowers
* Fast growing
* Great cut flower
* Works in containers
* Adaptive to a variety of soils
* Fall interest


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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Flaming Mound Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Spiraea japonica 'Flaming Mound'
Foliage Red/Yellow
Mature Height 1 to 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 to 2 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Orange, Red