DOUBLE PLAY® BLUE KAZOO® Spirea

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 2-3' Width/Spread: 2-3'

Cool blue-green foliage is an excellent backdrop to this plant’s crisp white blooms. Hints of burgundy in the new growth foreshadow the rich red foliage color it develops in the fall. This variety has a more graceful habit and restrained color than most other varieties, and is an elegant choice for low maintenance landscapes.


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Light: Will grow in locations where it can get at least four hours of direct sun exposure, but is happiest getting six hours or more. It gets its best foliage color and flower set with full sun. In warmer zones, it could benefit from placement in afternoon shade so it doesn’t burn up.

Soil: Adapts to most soil types, but needs it to be free draining. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated.

Water: After it’s established it is quite drought tolerant, only needing water when there are extended periods of time without precipitation.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning isn’t necessary for the plant’s health, but for appearances’ sake you can shape it in early spring. If desired, you can also give it a light trim after its first flush of flowers to promote colorful new growth.

Botanical Name

Spiraea x media 'SMSMBK' PP#26,655, CBR#5942

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Blue

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Spring, Summer

Uses

Borders, Edging, Foundations, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Foliage interest

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