Spirea - Japanese

Spiraea japonica


USPP 21,712; CBR 4072

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  • Colorful foliage
  • Long blooming
  • Durable

Purple-red new growth.

Double Play® spiraea derive their name from the combination of colorful flowers and foliage. In addition to vibrant pink summer flowers, Double Play® Artisan® has rich purple-red new growth in spring. You'll get months of vibrant color from this adaptable, easy to grow plant. It maintains its compact, mounded shape with very little pruning, and has more vivid color than other spiraea varieties.

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 2.5'

Width 2 - 2.5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring, early summer

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to all soils except very wet sites.

Pruning Blooms on new wood - prune in early spring as desired.

Uses Mixed borders; foundation plantings; flower beds; mass plantings.

Growing Tips May be trimmed after bloom for a flush of colorful new growth and some rebloom.