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Double Play Red Spirea

Spirea japonica 'SMNSJMFR' Plant Patent #26,993

Double Play Red Spirea is a truly low-maintenance, deciduous flowering shrub that is sure to become a landscape favorite with its thrilling display 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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Double Play Red Spirea Shrubs are a flower color breakthrough, the first and only spirea with true red flowers.

About Your Double Play Red Spirea

Double Play Red Spirea Shrubs are a flower color breakthrough, the first and only spirea japonica with true red flowers. Add in showy dark burgundy spring foliage, and you've got the perfect double play!


Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 2 to 3 feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved flowering shrub, Summer Flowering
Sunlight: Full Sun
Habit: Densely branched, mounding
Flower Color: True Red Flowers
Foliage: Dark Green spring foliage turning bright yellow
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting
Growzone: 3-8 Double Play Red Spirea Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Double Play Red Spirea

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Double Play Red Spirea Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Double Play because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Double Play Shrubs spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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