Pop & Fizzle!
Bring a burst of color to your landscape with Rainbow Fizz™ Spirea. Just like the nostalgic treat from childhood, the pop & fizzle of colour combinations throughout the season is both surprising and fun!
Foliage emerges copper, changes to yellow with red tips in spring, and then finishes with copper-red in fall. The fun doesn’t stop there; the candy-like flower buds start red and finish with a whimsical pink bloom. Rainbow Fizz is compact and easy to grow, so plant it in a mixed border, along a walkway or in a patio pot, then water, and relax.
Spiraea japonica ‘Matgold’, USPPAF, CPBRAF
Introduced in 2017
Zone 3, can handle temperatures down to -40 Celsius or -40 Fahrenheit
Full sun, or 6+ hours of sun per day
Mature Size & Shape:
3-4′ tall and 3-4′ wide, compact and rounded
Candy-like flower buds emerge red, opening to pretty pink blooms
Planting and Care
Planting your Rainbow Fizz™ Potentilla is easy:
Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant) and press the area down with your foot.
Give the plant a good watering to help it settle in.
Your plant will do well with additional water when it’s hot. But to see its fuller potential, follow these steps!
An easy way to keep weeds down around your plant, and to keep it moist with less watering is to throw a 2 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant – basic bagged “landscape mulch” from your local garden centre will do the trick.
Your Rainbow Fizz™ won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from a shot of good all purpose fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to sprout. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (e.g. 15-30-15 or 5-10-5) will work best.
Prune into low mounding shape in early spring for great form and flower performance.
Regardless of your gardening knowledge, you can relax. Use the sign up form above to receive regular updates on basic care for your Rainbow Fizz™. We’ll send you a friendly, seasonal reminder when it’s time to mulch, fertilize or prune your plant. It’s bloomin’ easy!