With its brilliant yellow leaves that hold their color all season, "Goldmound" spirea (Spiraea japonica "Goldmound") is a deciduous shrub that adds a spot of sunshine wherever you plant it. "Goldmound" grows 2 to 3 feet tall and up to 4 feet wide in full sun in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8 and in areas of higher zones where summers are not extreme. The vibrant yellow leaves are topped in late spring by flat clusters of bright pink blooms that resemble yarrow. As with other late-spring flowering shrubs, prune "Goldmound" spirea in late winter to early spring before new growth begins.
One of the best new Barberries, this great variety stays compact and has excellent deep purple / burgundy foliage color. Bright yellow spring flowers and deep red fall color add to the ornamental attributes of this excellent contrast or accent plant. Extremely drought tolerant once established. A great new plant pick.