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Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea Spiraea media

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea Spiraea media
Part Sun to Sun 24 - 36

Features

Flowers, foliage, and easy care - Double Play® Blue Kazoo® spirea has it all!

Your search for a colorful, versatile, easy to grow shrub for your landscape ends at Double Play Blue Kazoo spirea. Its cool blue foliage emerges in a range of shifting hues through the season: red, pink, purple, and green. In early summer, very large white flower clusters appear. Like other spirea, you can count on Double Play Blue Kazoo to look great while needing minimal care. It grows well in lightly shaded conditions (four-six hours of sun or filtered light all day), and is generally unbothered by deer. Not fussy about soil or watering. 

Top reasons to grow Double Play Blue Kazoo spirea:

- blue foliage and white flowers work with any home color, even strong orange or red brick

- colorful new growth keeps this plant interesting from spring through frost

- needs no special pruning or other maintenance to keep its good looks 

Foliage Interest
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Blue
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Colors: 
Red
Foliage Shade: 
Cool blue-green foliage has burgundy new growth and red fall color
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Heat Zones: 
8
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Edging Plant
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

A great low-maintenance plant for mass plantings or low hedges. It can also be incorporated into mixed borders. The multi-season interest of flowers and foliage makes it an effective addition to landscapes.

Maintenance Notes: 

If you wish to prune Double Play Blue Kazoo spirea, do so after flowering. This neatens the appearance and also encourages a fresh flush of colorful new growth.

Cool blue foliage is the perfect contrast to this hardy plant's crisp white blooms. Hints of burgundy in the new growth foreshadow the rich red foliage color it develops in fall. This neat, mounded plant is an excellent addition to the landscaper's palette.

Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spiraea media 'SMSMBK' USPP 26,665, Can PBRAF
  • I have a mature Double Play Gold spirea gracing the entrance to the main walkway to my home and have long desired another striking spirea to compliment it on the opposite side of the walkway. With the Blue Kazoo I know I've found its match! Like the DP Gold, the Blue Kazoo also has leaves that are a kaleidoscope of colors as the seasons pass. These guys always get attention from passersby. Deadhead for repeat blooms. Looks best and have more blooms when given a shag cut/trim rather than the coiffed cut/trim.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Tom
    Needham
    Massachusetts
    United States
    4 years ago
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