Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'NCSX1' PP #28,313; CPBRAF

SKU
42445
A heavy hitter with a thrilling series of color! Bright candy apple red foliage emerges in spring and matures to a bold yellow, with a continuous topping of blazing orange all season long. It delivers an additional burst of color with its vibrant, red-violet blooms. Outstanding in mass plantings and low hedges, or as a border accent. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationspy-REE-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 to 30 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring to Late Summer
Design IdeasThis is an exceptional low growing shrub to brighten and fill in skimpy beds and borders. Guaranteed to add zest to any foundation planting scheme. Use to flesh out contrast at the lawn's edge. Neaten up in front of old shrubs with bare legs. Line them up along driveway or sidewalk for cheerful curb appeal. Sets nicely into foreground of woodlands to bring light to a shaded background. Even works well with spare modern designs needing vividly colored foliage with some seasonal change.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils; tolerates a wide range of soil types. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent blooms to promote continued bloom. Prune up to 1/3 of growth in early spring to reshape and rejuvenate.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 7

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