Dakota Goldcharm® Spirea -- Spiraea japonica ‘Mertyann’ (RFM-07)


spireaA dwarf, compact, mound-shaped summer blooming spirea selected from an open-pollinated seedling population of S. japonica ‘Little Princess.’ Newly forming leaves are golden-bronze, changing to golden-yellow as they mature. The yellow color is retained well in summer. Plants grow 12 to 22 inches high and 2 to 2 ¾ feet wide. The bright pink flowers are produced in clusters two to three inches across. Abundant flowers are produced in early summer followed by scattered flowers the remainder of the growing season. It is winter hardy in USDA Zone 3. Reaches essentially mature size in 3 to 4 years. Color Choice® Award. Available in nursery trade.

Potential Uses or Applications

Nursery stock, foundation plantings, shrub borders and rock gardens

Development Stage

Plant propagation material can be obtained from NDSU Plant Sciences Department or shrubs from licensed nursery subject to availability.

Patent Status

U.S. Trademark registered – Dakota Goldcharm®
Canadian Trademark registered

Licensing Status

This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.

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