DOUBLE PLAY DOOZIE® Spirea

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

This non-invasive selection provides all of the utility of other spirea, but without the unwanted seedlings – plus flowers all season long! Its lack of seed also makes it a perpetual bloomer, putting all of its energy into creating wave after wave of red-pink flowers from early summer through frost. No deadheading required! Naturally grows as a neat mound.


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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 'NCSX2' PP#30,953, CBRAF

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Pink, Red

Foliage Color

Green

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Fall, Late Spring, Summer

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Foliage interest, Long blooming, Non-invasive

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