Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'
|Deep purple fall foliage in early November |
Robust lower-growing shrub, getting wider around than tall, with yellow-green foliage turning purple in fall, and dusky-purple flowers. Very common, solid performer.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Nancy, WV||May 25, 2008||Can this shrub be moved to another location at this time of year? If so, should I cut back or just dig up full as is and move?|
It may still be OK, although ideally it would have been done earlier in spring. I've not tried to move spirea, but I'd probably cut back the top growth a good bit before moving, so that the inevitably damaged root system can better keep up with the demands of the top.
|Jane, MI||Oct 19, 2009||There is confusion with Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame' (common name: Goldflame Spirea) and Spiraea japonica (Common name: Japanese Spirea). I'm wondering if this is possibly a mistake. I'm currently learning about woody shrubs so I just ran into this website. I've read on other pages that the Bumald Spirea is a cross between S. albiflora and S. japonica. |
I'm certainly no taxonomical expert. I draw my information mostly from GRIN, which lists S. bumalda as a synonym for S. japonica. But I'll leave your comment here for reference, since GRIN is certainly not perfect.
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