‘Ogon’ Spirea

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Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b
‘Ogon’ spirea is a wonderful and wispy, fine-textured 3- to 5-foot-tall shrub with bright, yellow-green, willow-like leaves that turn golden bronze in the fall. Early spring brings out attractive white flowers before the leaves emerge. Deer-resistant.
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Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Vase Shaped - Open - Compact
Features:   Easy To Grow, Fall Foliage Color, Excellent Foliage Color
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Cold Hardy, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Attracts:   Butterflies, Pollinators
Garden Ideas:   
Asian-Zen, Woodland Shade, Contemporary
Flower features:    Early Bloomer, Good for Cut Flowers
White flowers that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Lime Green
Chartreuse to green spring and summer foliage turns golden in the fall.
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Naturalizing, Rock Garden, Grouping
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover, Specimen
‘Ogon’ Spirea is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   4-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Summer-flowering shrubs and small trees bloom on new growth (also known as 'new wood') in spring. These plants should be pruned while dormant in the winter time. This will encourage a flush of new growth in spring. This new growth will in turn bear more flowers in summer time.
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b

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