Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ is one of our favorite garden shrubs for its’ golden summer foliage, but we also adore it for it’s late winter/early spring floral show. Here it is at JLBG this week before the golden foliage emerges. You can see why it’s known by the common name, Bridal wreath spirea.
Interesting fact: ‘Ogon’ means gold in Japanese, which makes sense for this golden-leaved spiraea. There are also Ogon koi fish that have a metallic gold color.
There is also Stonecrop ‘Ogon’ (Sedum makinoi), which ( bought last year) didn’t like my winter/indoor treatment. Seems to have been treated too much as a succulent!