UsesGroundcover, Accent
Common Names
Scientific NameSpiraea japonica
Cold HardinessYes
Light NeedsNot Shade Tolerant
Flower ColorNo Flower
Water NeedsFairly Drought Tolerant
Life – A/P lengthPerennial
Mature Height Sprawling to 2 Feet High
Growth Rate
Goldmount plant
Closely trimmed Goldmound – Enlarge

A gorgeous, lively, full-blooming plant that adds a lush note to the landscape, Gold Mound is valued for it’s easy care and rewarding show. The bright gold foliage that maintains its color well, if placed in full sun, turns chartreuse when in partial shade. Planting it in well-drained soil with the root-ball slightly above ground level helps to keep the plant dryer. Even though it doesn’t require a lot of pruning, a light trim at the end of the first blooming will engender a new show of blooms.

A popular mainstay with landscape architects, they are often used as a border, or massed in beds because they show so well with adjacent plants. If you have a couple of 5′ wide spaces to fill, this shrub will do the job nicely. They can also be placed as a backdrop, an accent or for contrast in perennial settings with lantanas, daylilies and sedums.


Buy at an Orlando Nursery near you

  • Pokey’s Lake Jem Citrus Nursery

    3259 N. Orange Blossom Trail Zellwood, FL 32798

    Only Fruit Trees, no shipping