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Spiraea japonica 'White Gold' - Japanese Spirea from Quackin Grass Nursery

Spiraea japonica 'White Gold' - Japanese Spirea from Quackin Grass Nursery

Spiraea japonica 'White Gold'

Japanese Spirea

Plant Type:


Spiraea japonica 'White Gold' - A sunny yellow mound of foliage studded with pure milk-white flattened domes of dense florets. The foliage remains golden yellow all through the growing season when set in full sun. Easy, striking, beautiful and useful (sounds like the perfect dream date, employee or tainted politician.) It's our favorite - the shrub, not the politician. Though 'White Gold' is likely a shrub of garden origin the specie is Japanese. Its foliage is genuinely striking and the shrub is exceptionally beautiful when in flower. Fertile ground in full to half sun. Established potted Spiraea from cutting.

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30 in


30 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Spiraea japonica 'White Gold'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Wiry

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Shrub Border
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Foundation
  • Edging
  • Labyrinth
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Average


  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Spiraea

Common Name: Spirea

Spireas are useful shrubs of easy temperament. Making terrific fillers, hedgers and many fantastic foundation shrubs they are renowned for their toughness. They can down face taller shrubs and conifers and are versatile enough to be easily worked into herbaceous gardens where they will provide year round structure. Many are of Asian origin but we have also some fine New World counterparts. Most are happier in more sun. And though drought tolerant they will be more content in fertile conditions. All of the following are cutting grown.