DOUBLE PLAY® CANDY CORN®

Spirea - Japanese

Spiraea japonica

'NCSX1'

USPP 28,313; CBR 6176

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Group of Double Play Candy Corn Spiraea with colorful foliage Purple flower of Double Play Candy Corn Spiraea against lime leaves Orange spring foliage of Double Play Candy Corn Spiraea Orange lime and red new growth on Double Play Candy Corn Spiraea Low mounded Double Play Candy Corn Spiraea in landscape
  • Super colorful
  • Purple blooms
  • Durable
Description

Crazy colorful spirea! You have to see Double Play® Candy Corn® spirea to believe it! Candy apple red foliage starts the show in spring. As the season progresses, the foliage transforms to pineapple yellow. Dark purple blooms appear in late spring, making this the most eye-poppingly colorful Double Play® spirea yet. This sterile, triploid spirea was developed by Tom Ranney of NCSU.

USDA Zone
4 - 7 (-30°F/-34°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
1.5 - 2.5'
Width
1.5 - 2.5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late spring, early summer
Flower Color
Purple
Foliage Color
Yellow
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

Less heat tolerant than other spirea. Trim after blooming for a flush of colorful new growth and some rebloom.