Dakota Goldcharm Spirea

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SKU
4893

Dakota Goldcharm® Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Mertyann') has showy golden foliage that is accented by bright pink flowers blooming in early summer, repeating through the remainder of the season. The foliage emerges bronze, turns yellow-gold in summer and develops a pink-red fall color. The fine texture of these dense, twiggy shrubs looks fantastic all growing season!

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea is more or less a miniature version of Goldflame or Goldmound Spirea, with foliage that starts a deep red, fading to a yellowish green by late spring. You'll then be treated to some lovely fall color! In between spring and fall, the fluffy clusters of rosy purplish-pink blossoms attract loads of attention from you and your pollinator gardens!

Hardy in USDA growing zones 3-8 and do best in a wide range of growing conditions. Spirea are very resilient deciduous flowering shrubs! Small and compact, Dakota Goldcharm are also versatile shrubs for adding color and finery anywhere in the landscape!

Planting and Application:

This certainly is a plant to locate at the front of a planting bed, otherwise, it will be lost among the taller perennials and shrubs. Edge walkways and sidewalks, brighten your drive into your home. Plant a grouping on either side of your front steps to highlight your entry! You'll maximize the color by planting en masse or in long rows, along pathway or sidewalk that really catch the eye!

This mounded shrub grows 15-18 inches tall with a 2-3 foot spread. Since it is so small and compact, it can also be used as a groundcover. Space-saving size combined with fantastic color makes these great accents perfect for yards large or smaller gardens! That size also makes them fantastic container plants for around your patios and seating areas or dressing up a humdrum porch.

  • Reblooming Pink Flowers
  • Yellow-Gold Foliage & Pink-Red Fall Foliage
  • Compact Shrub & Low Growing
  • Long Lasting Blossoms
  • Low Hedge, Groundcover, Edging & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Japanese Spirea prefers loamy soil with full to partial sun and are among the easiest flowering shrubs to grow since they are tolerant of many soils except extremely wet and poorly drained. This plant also likes mulch and summer watering throughout the heat. Easy-going and low-maintenance gems are perfect for new and experienced gardeners alike!

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moist Soil
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead After Flowering
  • Very Low-Maintenance & Easy Care

Low growing and brilliant color, the compact Dakota Goldcharm® Spirea is just the plant to add some pop to your landscape! Order your own garden accents today at NatureHills.com!

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

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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea japonica 'Mertyann'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Golden-Yellow
Fall Color Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering