Spirea - Japanese

Spiraea japonica


USPP 26,993; CBR 5633

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  • Unique color
  • Colorful foliage
  • Durable

A flower color breakthrough!

Double Play® Red spirea is the first with flowers as close to red as possible. Each deep reddish pink floret is crowned with a spray of long anthers bearing purple pollen for an irresistible effect. In spring, foliage emerges a glowing red, and new growth through the season is an attractive burgundy.

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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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 Red

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.