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Double Play® Red Spirea Spiraea japonica

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

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
  • 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Texas Gardening Lover
    Coppell
    Texas
    United States
    10 weeks ago
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