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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|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.
|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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