Spiraea Vanhouttei Gold Fountain Hedging
Spiraea vanhouttei Gold Fountain (Golden Vanhoutte Spiraea)
This is a new and improved type of Spiraea vanhouttei with bright golden foliage held on arching, upright branches. During the Summer months pretty clusters of yellow centred, white flowers are dotted above the foliage giving a striking effect. The youngest growth has a colurful orange-red tinge and the young stems are almost coral red at first giving a nice contrast before the flowers appear.
Spiraea Gold fountain is a useful plant to provide a splash of colur in beds and borders, especially if contrasted with darker leaved plants. As this is a tough and easy shrub to grow, it has great potential as taller ground cover for more difficult situations where few plants will grow such as banks or dry areas – these shrubs can offer a colourful and low maintenance solution once established.
Gold Fountain could also be used for a decorative Summer flowering hedge of 100-150cm high, once established just a single trim either in Spring or after flowering would keep the plants looking tidy.
Suitable for most situations, spiraea Gold Fountain will grow in full sun, Partial or even moderate shade and this is not a fussy shrub with regards to soil, as long as there is reasonable drainage they will grow well. This is also a suitable plant for seaside gardens.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.
How to grow Spiraea Gold Fountain
Position: Partial, moderate or dense shade, full sun.
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, loses leaves in winter and fresh new growth appears in Spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Summer
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread 150cm high x 150cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim or prune if required in early Spring or Summer.