About the Spiraea -
The Spiraea ‘Gold Flame’, Spiraea x bumalda, is
easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained
soil in full sun to part shade. It tolerates a wide
range of soils. Prune in late winter to early
spring. Gold Flame Spiraea cultivar is a dense,
upright, compact, mounded deciduous shrub which
typically grows to 2-4' tall with a similar spread.
Profuse pink flowers in small corymbs cover the
arching stems of this plant in late spring. Flowers
and leaves all appear on the same side of the
arching branches. Flowers are attractive to
butterflies. It has narrow leaved, dark blue-green
foliage. It has no serious insect or disease
problems, and is effective in borders, foundation
plantings or hedges.