Flaming Mound Spirea

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The Flaming Mound Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Flaming Mound') 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. Flaming Mound 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.

Japanese Spirea is 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 cut flowers in a floral display on your kitchen table.

Planting and Application:

Use Flaming Mound to brighten up your garden beds and borders. Fantastic facer plants and edging to conceal the leggy older evergreens and tidy up older foundation plantings. They look equally great lining a formal walkway or edging a unique woodland garden. Wake up a tired hedge with a row of these eye-popping bushes planted in front of them, or get a rock wall or fenceline noticed! Dress up cottage borders and pollinator gardens with vibrant colors that you and your pollinators will take notice of!

The compact and dense, bushy size and shape of these adaptable little shrubs means great things await your porch planters and patio pots! Balcony and rooftop gardeners, container gardeners and anyone with smaller, modern lots can brighten up their landscapes regardless of size availability! Don't worry about established landscapes either, you'll easily find room to include this bright, space-saving accent shrub!

  • Lovely Pink Flower Clusters
  • Bright Red, Orange & Yellow Foliage!
  • Fall Color & 3-Season Interest
  • Summer Blooms Make Great Cut Flowers
  • Great for Containers, Low Color Accents & Edging

#ProPlantTips for Care:

New and improved Japanese Spiraea love full sun and partial shade, appreciating afternoon shade in the hottest of its favored hardiness zones. Any well-drained, moderately moist location in the landscape suits these just fine! Besides their obvious beauty, they are drought tolerant, and deer and rabbits don't touch them. 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.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture & Well-Drained Soil - Low Water Needs Once Established
  • Fast Growing, Adaptable & Easy Care!
  • Low-Growing - No Pruning Required
  • Drought Tolerant, Cold Hardy & Deer Resistant

There are so many fabulous features of Flaming Mound Spirea that it's easy to guess why most gardeners will want one for their yards. Under ideal conditions, it will even live up to 20 years! It's a great investment in an ornamental shrub that is fast-growing, hardy and beautiful. Order yours today at NatureHills.com for delivery right to your doorstep!

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Flaming Mound Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea japonica 'Flaming Mound'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 1 to 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 to 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Red & Yellow
Fall Color Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering