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Spiraea bumalda ‘Goldflame’ | Goldflame Spirea

Oh my gosh this stuff is beautiful, the chartreuse folliage with the warm red new growth makes me feel good. It works in dry-ish soil, but best to cut it back every 2 years to 6″ high. Watch out for aphids and and powdery mildew.

Other cultivars are ‘Limemound’ which doesn’t have any red; and ‘Anthony Waterer’ which has dark green folliage with white and pink mottling.