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Double Play® Artisan® Spirea Spiraea japonica

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 30 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Double Play® Artisan® Spirea Spiraea japonica
Part Sun to Sun 24 - 30

Features

Red new growth in spring is followed by fuschia summer flowers. Compact mound. Deer resistant. Very low maintenance.

Attracts: 
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 
30 - 36 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Excellent for mass plantings or as part of mixed borders.

Maintenance Notes: 

Little special maintenance is needed. Trim to shape in early spring, or after blooming, which encourages colorful new growth. Deadhead after flowering to encourage reblooming. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring.

Double Play spiraeas have both colorful flowers and colorful foliage. In addition to vibrant pink summer flowers, Double Play Artisan has rich purple red new growth in spring. You'll get months of vibrant color from this adaptable, easy to grow plant. It maintains its compact, mounded shape with very little pruning, and has more vivid color than other spiraea varieties.

 

Double Play® Artisan® Spiraea japonica 'Galen' USPP 21,712, Can 4,072
  • Purchased & planted two of these in fall of 2015. They both survived the winter just fine, and the best part is that the rabbits don't eat them!! Since I planted them so late last year I really haven't fully enjoyed them yet, but they look really good now and may prove to be my favorite plant this summer! I would highly recommend for anyone who has lots of rabbits in their yard all the time. So nice to have plants that don't have to stay in a cage or constantly be spayed with deer/rabbit repellent! And these are also very Hardy, look great, and require very little care. Very glad that I found these!!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Alan
    Minden
    Nevada
    United States
    3 years ago
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