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Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea

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

Pronunciation: spy-REE-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #42445

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Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Early Spring to Late Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 to 30 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Edging
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Yellow
Companion Plants Spruce (Picea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Coneflower (Echinacea); Barberry (Berberis); Weigela (Weigela); Salvia (Salvia)
Care 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.

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