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.
- 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8
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.
My Current Zone
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:Old 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. Fertilize in spring, and prune after flowering.Double Play® Red Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFR' USPP 26,993, Can 5,633
Texas Gardening LoverTexasUnited States27 weeks ago