The Spiraea vanhouttei Gold Fountain, a magnificent golden foliage.
The Spiraea vanhouttei Gold Fountain or Vanhoutte spirea Gold Fountain is an ornamental shrub with a compact and bushy habit whose branches arch strongly. From April to June, the branches adorned with their golden yellow foliage are covered with a profusion of white flowers giving it the appearance of a fountain hence its name Gold Fountain. This species is also distinguished from other Vanhoutte Spirea by its decorative foliage in all seasons, ranging from a very bright golden yellow hue in spring which turns green in summer to an orange hue in autumn.
Of rapid growth, it will reach a height of 1.50 m for the same spread, the Spiraea vanhouttei Gold Fountain is ideal for bringing light in a free hedge but it is also suitable for isolated and in beds.
Good hardiness (down to -25 ° C), Vanhoutte spirea Gold Fountain is easy to grow. It settles in any type of fresh and well-drained soil, located in partial shade. It tolerates drought very well, but it should be avoided the scorching sun. To maintain a beautiful shape, you will shorten the flowering twigs by a third and remove the old branches
Remarkable for its golden foliage and abundant white bloom, Vanhoutte spirea Gold Fountain is self-sufficient installed in isolated on a lawn, but you can also associate it with other shrubs with darker foliage such as Ninebark Red Baron or colorful flowering like Deutzia Mont rose to form pretty flowered or colored hedges