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Double Play® Red Spirea Spiraea japonica

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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
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
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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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    Double Play spireas have vibrant flowers and stunning foliage.

    Double Play Red is a flower color breakthrough, with nearly-red flowers. Add in showy dark burgundy spring foliage and you've got the perfect double play! 

    Top reasons to grow Double Play Red spirea:

    • The closest to red of any spirea
    • Very showy burgundy-purple new growth
    • Naturally grows as a dense, rounded mound
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Deep, crimson pink-red blooms
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark burgundy spring foliage
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

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

    Mixed borders, mass plantings, foundation plantings

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Adaptable to most moist, well-drained soils. Fertilize in spring, and prune after flowering.

    Double Play® Red Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFR' USPP 26,993, Can 5,633
  • 1 Review

    • My local nursery carried this spirea variety for the first time last spring (2018). I bought 2 of these, and planted them in an area that gets full afternoon sun. They are a low height, spreading shrub which worked well in the front of my shrub bed, planted in front of 3 foot abelias and loropetalums. The foliage on these spirea plants is very attractive, with burgundy tipped leaves. The plants bloomed continuously through the summer, with what I would describe as magenta colored blooms. They died back to the ground over the winter, but emerged rapidly in the spring with beautiful foliage. I am really enjoying these plants.

      Texas Gardening Lover
      Texas
      United States
      14 weeks 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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