A compact shrub (max height 2m/6.5ft, max spread 1.5m/4.9ft) with arching stems of dark green leaves, ideal at the back of a garden border. Clusters of pretty white flowers are displayed in late spring/early summer (May/June time) folloeing which the foliage turns a purple tone in anticipation of autumn. It should be planted in full sun in a moist but well drained soil
Spiraea x vanhouttei Gold Fountain
A compact, hardy bushy shrub (max height 2m/6.5ft, spread 1.5m/4.9ft) with arching stems of golden leaves. Lovely clusters of white flowers appear early summer (May-June). Should be planted in full sun.