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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Brown
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Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Pink
Growth Habit*
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Light Yellow
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Light Yellow
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring Flowering
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Accent Plant

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Spiraea is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Spiraea japonica 'Golden Elf'
PP12025 Plant propagation prohibited

Buy Golden Elf™ Spiraea online. An incredible new dwarf Spiraea from Canada which is great for rock gardens, borders and mixing into the perennial garden. This little yellow leaved beauty only grows to 6-8 inches high and has a spreading habit. It retains its leaf color through the fall.

Mature Height:

6-8 Inches

Mature Spread:

12-24 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Rosaceae · Common Name: Spiraea

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 2347

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 4035

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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