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Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'

Thunberg Spirea

Plant Type:


Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ – 'Ogon' is the gold-leafed form of Thunberg Spirea with all leaves infused with soft yellow. It’s not a harsh color at all, very mellow, which accounts for its cultivar synonym ‘Mellow Yellow’. It has all the attributes of ‘Mt. Fuji’ but is especially lovely in open shade to part sun situations where it gently glows with its lovely willowy light yellow foliage. In 2009 at the time of this writing, mid-November, it was a fluorescent orange and gold in the autumn landscape. If your Thunberg Spirea becomes rangy through the years they respond well to pruning; just be sure to cut them down after flowering so you don’t lose that season’s early bloom.


3-5 ft


3-5 ft


Item Description Price  
SPITHUOG Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Dappled Shade


  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow
  • Natural Garden
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • 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.