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Double Play® Big Bang Spirea Spiraea x

  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
36" 36"
24 - 36"
24 - 36"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 7
  • 8
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    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
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    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
    Water Category: 
    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
  • 2 Reviews

    • 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.

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

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