- USDA Hardiness Zones 4-7
- Height 1.5-2 Feet Tall
- Spread 1.5-2.5 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun
Are you looking to add color to your landscape? The Double Play Candy Corn Spirea is the plant for you! Enjoyment begins in the spring when new growth appears and is a brilliant red. As the new growth matures it turns bright yellow and new growth appears vividly orange. When you add in its deep purple flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer, you’ve got a plant that is show stopping. It is deer resistant and low maintenance. Choosing the Double Play Candy Corn Spirea, you will not be disappointed!
The foliage of the Double Play Candy Corn Spirea is stunning. It has red new foliage in the spring, then matures to yellow, and new foliage is orange. The blooms that being to appear in late spring are purple and pair well with its foliage. The height of the Double Play Candy Corn Spirea is eighteen to twenty-four inches and has a spread of eighteen to thirty inches. Plant as a border plant, use for edging, mass planting, or in your landscape as a focal point.
Double Play Candy Corn Spirea Care
Maintenance is low, but to ensure beautiful color and longevity of the plant, be sure to plant in full to part sun, ensuring it receives 4 to 6 hours of sun per day. This plant has average water needs and prefers well drained soil. The Double Play Candy Corn Spirea has a natural rounded habit and does not require pruning. Trimming can take place after flowering and will encourage new growth. Once established, the Double Play Candy Corn Spirea is drought tolerant.
Double Play Candy Corn Spirea Spacing
When planting your Double Play Candy Corn Spirea as a border plant, mass planting, or for edging purposes be sure spacing is at minimum 18 inches, center on center. Correct spacing will ensure the health of your plant for years to come.
Spiraea japonica 'NCSX1' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-7|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Period: Spring/Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Orange/Red/Yellow|
|Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height: 1.5-2 Feet|
|Spread: 1.5-2.5 Feet|
|Spacing: 1.5-2.5 Feet|
|Blooms On: New Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Spiraea japonica 'NCSX1' USPP 28,313|
|Common Name: Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 7-10 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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Winter to Early Spring
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Fall into Winter
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