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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

91

Compact, mounded-to-spreading shrub with somewhat irregular habit noted for the changing colors of its foliage. Leaves emerge bronze-red in spring, mature to yellow-green by summer and finally acquire interesting yellow-orange-copper hues in fall.

Scientific  Name:

Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'

Common Name 1

› Japanese Spiraea

Family:

Rosaceae

Origins:

Japan

Plant Type:

Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Average, medium moisture, well-drained. Tolerates a wide range; prefers rich, moist loams

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Leaves alternate, simple, oval-lanceolate, 2.5-7.5 cm long, bronze gold, with some red, in spring, yellow-green in summer, copper orange in fall.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Red

Flower Description:

Panicles of rosy red flowers rise above the foliage

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Copper orange foliage

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

3-4'

Mature spread:

3-4'

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

yes

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jun

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Aug

Ornamental Accent:

no

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Flowers mostly in sprays along one-year-old or two-year-old branches. Cut off spent flowering branches immediately after flowering. This will help to produce the maximum amount of vigorous flowering wood.

Summer Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged; deadhead

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Flowers on new wood, so prune in late winter to early spring if needed

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Aphid, Snapdragon Plume Moth, Spider Mite

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Spiraea powdery mildew

Environmental Problems:

Can be aggressive self-seeders, and have escaped gardens and naturalized in many areas of the eastern U.S. Plants will also spread in the garden by suckering.

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Oregon Flora Project. Oregon Wildflowers:A Guide to the Wildflowers, Shrubs and Vines of Oregon. Botany & Plant Pathology Department, Oregon State University & High Country APPs, LLC

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