Landscape Designers Love Goldflame Spirea
- Colorful Foliage
- Pink Flowers
- Attracts Butterflies
- Fall Color
Landscape designers love using the easy care Goldflame Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame') in their designs as a small, tidy accent. They know their clients expect a command performance throughout the season, and they don't want muss or fuss to get it, either.
Goldflame Spirea is a reliable knockout. This dense, upright, compact, mounded deciduous shrub features color throughout the growing season.
It features a really welcome springtime show. As the small leaves emerge, they showcase shades of coppery orange, rust, and yellow. It's such a treat for the eyes to see the vivid color after the long winter season.
And once the leaves mature, they'll brighten up into a wild neon green!
Over the top of that bright green foliage display, lovely rose-pink flowers cover the arching stems in late spring to early summer. They will bloom profusely and attracts butterflies.
The flowers will rebloom for you later in the summer. All it takes is a few minutes doing a simple trimming of the spent blossoms. Snip, snip and you'll get more blooms!
The fall season brings its own ornamental display with this charming small shrub. This is when the foliage turns a flaming yellow. The fall color is truly eye-catching and adds variety at a time when many plants are losing their luster in the garden.
Garden designers rely on Goldflame. They trust it to perform just beautifully in their client's landscapes year after year.
It will do the same for you in your landscape. Order enough to finish your project today!
How to Use Goldflame Spirea in the Landscape
This is a marvelous choice for foundation plantings. Place them in front of other evergreen shrubs to brighten and polish the look. Or, you can choose to plant them by themselves for a really modern look. They'll fit perfectly under your windows and won't give you any trouble at all.
Wind a ribbon of them through the middle of your perennial border to tie everything together. Planting them in a slight curve, or gentle zig-zag is a good idea to add a bit of dynamic movement in this application.
You can easily pair them with bright, strappy Daylilies, small Arborvitae globe-shaped shrubs, and groundcover Roses. They'll contrast beautifully with taller evergreen trees, such as Columnar Blue Spruce, Blue Arrow Juniper or Eastern Red Cedar.
Place them at the feet of a climbing Rose trellis. Use them all around your mailbox for a jazzy punch of curb appeal.
The Goldflame Spirea does well in lush container gardens that work on your patio from spring to fall. Dress them up with other grasses and annuals or use several Goldflame shrubs together in a single display.
You'll love how butterflies come to visit the flowers! Goldflame is excellent as a low maintenance color spot on the deck or patio.
With fast growth and a full appearance, they also make cunning low little hedges. Plant them two feet apart along your walkways or around your patio. You'll delineate the space without feeling "hemmed in".
If you have a modern shrub border, use Goldflame to edge the bed. It will play so well with other shrubs behind it, including Lilacs, Mock Oranges and Rose of Sharon.
The changing color of this Spirea variety adds to its appeal. Your garden will benefit from it in each phase of the growing season.
The plant is quite often used for erosion control where it is mass planted to secure hillsides or besides winter creeks. Popular for city plantings, Goldflame is very tolerant of urban environments.
#ProPlantTips for Care
The Goldflame is adapted to a wide range of climates and is noted for its heat tolerance. This is a rare feature, as you don't often see light leaved plants able to tolerate high heat.
Keep your eye on your garden in periods of extreme heat. Give additional water as needed. It's also a good idea to lay a layer of mulch to 2 feet outside of the plant. This will keep the roots cool and cut down on surface evaporation.
It has no serious insect or disease problems, and Goldflame is easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It tolerates a wide range of soils and is easy to grow.
This Spirea should be pruned in late winter to early spring. It will flower on new wood. Just remove spent flowers to see a reblooming flush later in the summer.
If Goldflame does a little too well in your area, our Plant Sentry™ system will restrict the sale. We follow all federal, state and local regulations to protect your community.
This selection is a winner, proven time and time again in successful gardens across the United States. Order yours 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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 NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Botanical Name||Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame'|
|Mature Height||2 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Foliage Color||Yellow Green|