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.
Double Play® Red Spirea Spiraea japonica
- 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).
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
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 48 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Deep, crimson pink-red bloomsFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:Dark burgundy spring foliageHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Mixed borders, mass plantings, foundation plantingsMaintenance Notes:
Adaptable to most moist, well-drained soils. Any heavy pruning should be done in late winter/early spring and light pruning can occur after flowering. Fertilize in spring.Double Play® Red Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFR' USPP 26,993, Can 5,633
Texas Gardening Lover, Texas, United States, 1 year ago