Goldflame Spirea

10/21/2017 | Ken Davis Fall, Landscaping, Shrubs

Is deer and rabbit proof

Spirea is an old-fashioned plant made popular by our grandparents, but it’s still a ‘rock star’ in my garden.   It is very easy to grow with little to no maintenance required once established.  My personal favorites have bright gold foliage through summer and just now begin showing their fall colors of purple and reds.  The equally brilliant flowers in April are simply a bonus to this garden showoff.  Add to the drip irrigation cycle, treat it like any tree growing in the yard, and this plant is happy. It looks delicate, but deer, rabbits, and javelina detest the taste and leave this beauty alone.