Height: 80 cm (2-3 feet)
Spread: 80 cm (2-3 feet)
Bloom: medium pink in mid summer, rebloom after pruning
Foliage: lime-green, more on the green side, fading to green in summer.
Spring colour: Orange tips on lime-green, fall colour is red-orange.
Pluses: Flower colour, spring and fall foliage
Minuses: Needs to be pruned after first growth to keep tidy as foliage fades and flowerheads are an ugly showy brown against plain green foliage otherwise.
A slightly larger form of Magic Carpet although it does not hold it’s colour as well without pruning and flowers are a more medium pink this is not a star performer and is best suited for mass planting.
While some Spirea respond well to deadheading (Neon Flash, Goldmound) others require a more aggressive pruning every few years to keep them from looking haggard. Flaming Mound and Firelight both benefit from severe spring pruning every couple of years.
Garden Location: Mass planted in the Burm Garden