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Double Play® Red Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFR' PP #26,993; CPBRAF

SKU
42446
A low maintenance, deciduous shrub that is sure to become a landscape favorite with its thrilling season of color, in both foliage and flower. The double play of color takes place as rich burgundy foliage emerges in spring, followed by a stunning explosion of crimson-red blooms. Perfect for mass plantings or mixed shrub borders.
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3-8

Good to grow! 6

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationspy-REE-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing, rounded mound; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsSpruce (Picea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Salvia (Salvia); Barberry (Berberis); Coneflower (Echinacea); Weigela (Weigela)

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. Blooms on old wood; remove spent blooms and prune if needed in summer after flowering. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Good to grow!