|Spiraea japonica Goldflame is a compact deciduous shrub with a clumping habit. Sharply toothed leaves are bronzy-red when young, later bright yellow to greenish-yellow, lance-shaped, to 5 inches long. Foliage provides a spectacular fall show, turning dull yellow then orange and red. In summer, showy, deep pink flowers are borne prolifically in upright, rounded corymbs to 8 inches in diamter. Spiraea can be nipped by late frost, prune after flowering. Fast growing, good for filling a space in a shrub border. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Native to China and Japan.