DOUBLE PLAY® BLUE KAZOO®

Spirea

Spiraea media

'SMSMBK'

USPP 26,655; CBR 5942

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  • Colorful foliage
  • Large blooms
  • Durable
Description

Blue foliage with red tones. The cool blue foliage of Double Play® Blue Kazoo® spirea is the perfect contrast to the crisp white blooms. Hints of purple, lime, and red in the new growth foreshadow the outstanding fall color.

USDA Zone
3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
2 - 3'
Width
2 - 3'
Finish Time
.5 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late spring, early summer
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Blue
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Adaptable to all soils except very wet sites.

Pruning

Blooms on old wood - prune after flowering if 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.