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Double Play® Big Bang Spirea Spiraea x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Double Play® Big Bang Spirea Spiraea x
Part Sun to Sun 24 - 36


Everything you love about the classic spirea - and more!

Japanese spirea comes by its popularity earnestly: durable, super easy to care for, and perfectly pretty pink flowers in spring. Double Play® Big Bang spirea does the landscape classic one better with the biggest, pinkest flowers of any Japanese spirea. It also offers super colorful new growth, especially when it emerges in early spring. That's what makes it a perfect Double Play! Like other Japanese spirea, it's drought tolerant, deer resistant, grows and blooms well in partial shade, and maintains a nice, neat shape without pruning. 

Top reasons to grow Double Play Big Bang spirea:

- Extra large pure pink blooms

- Colorful new growth makes the plant interesting even when it's not in bloom

- Deer resistant




Plant Type: 
Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
36 - 48 Inches
24 - 36 Inches
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Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
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
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Uses Notes: 

This is an outstanding landscape plant! It is perfect for mass plantings or as part of the mixed border.

Maintenance Notes: 

Very little maintenance is needed. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring, and trim as needed to shape. Deadhead after flowering to encourage repeat blooming.

Double Play spiraea has both colorful flowers and colorful foliage.

Massive pink flowers of a size never seen before adorn bright yellow foliage. This plant has the largest flowers we've every seen on a spiraea. Foliage glows orange in the spring. Adaptable and easy to grow, this is a great plant for landscaping. Tuck it into your existing mixed border or use it as a mass planting.


Double Play® Big Bang Spiraea x 'Tracy' USPP 21,588, Can 4,073
  • I have two of these as foundation shrubs at the front of my home (facing West.) They look great. I have had other Spirea that didn't do as well as these. Large plants and large blooms. The maintenance recommended here is exactly what I do. Shaping in early spring, deadheading after bloom, a little fertilizer and, of course, water.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Robin Langdon
    Kansas City
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Stunning flaming kaleidoscope of color in spring.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    tina ramsey
    United States
    7 years ago
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