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Dakota Goldcharm Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Mertyann'

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Dakota Goldcharm Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Mertyann') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea flowers

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea flowers

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Dakota Goldcharm Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Mertyann') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea

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Dakota Goldcharm Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Mertyann') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea foliage

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

A stunning garden detail shrub, featuring golden foliage which emerges bronze, turning red in fall, and flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in early summer; very low growing and compact, ideal for rock and alpine gardens or as a flowering groundcover

Ornamental Features

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea is covered in stunning clusters of pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive gold foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The small serrated pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Dakota Goldcharm Spirea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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To Marc and the crew at Wagner Landscaping,
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