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Double Play Big Bang® Spirea Spiraea x

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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
3' 3'
Height
2' - 3'
Spread
2' - 3'
  • Details

    Features

    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

     

    Attracts: 
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Yellow
    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
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    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.

    Check out the complete guide to growing spirea

    Double Play Big Bang® Spiraea x 'Tracy' USPP 21,588, Can 4,073
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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • The flowers are nice but not the real show. I planted three of these in a new flowerbed by the street and have been fighting them ever since. I had thought the bed would be shrubs and permanent plantings. I made the mistake of planting some PW annuals. During the pandemic the world went by on their bikes or with their dogs. I have gained a following that stand out on the street and point. I want more annuals. The spirea get too tall in the front so with every haircut they respond with beautifully colored new growth. I have now decided to murder the 30 year old hedge and move these into replace it. A soft hedge that doesn't need hedging, blooms and has beautiful foliage.

      PeggieWho
      , California
      , United States
      , 18 min ago
    • We planted a Double Play Big Bang 4 years in our garden orchard- zone 5, in full sun, on a windy hill. At maturity, I think it was larger than 3' wide. It is one of our favorite shrubs! Beautiful colors change with seasons, starting out with deep orange and red leaves in May gradually turning to light green for the Summer. In between the colors are a colorful mix. The pink blossoms last at least a month. The shrub looks better after deadheading the spent blossoms. In the Fall, again the leaves turn a deep orange and red, making in a three season show! This Spring we are adding front yard landscaping to our new home. Because we loved how well this spirea from Proven Winners performed, we are planting 14 of Candy Corn Spirea as it is very similar to the Double Play Big Bang, but with very deep pink blossoms.

      Bonnie
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 22 weeks ago
    • 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
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • Stunning flaming kaleidoscope of color in spring.

      tina ramsey
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
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