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Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-7
  • Height 1.5-2 Feet Tall
  • Spread 1.5-2.5 Feet Wide

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: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 1.5-2 Feet
Spread: 1.5-2.5 Feet
Spacing: 1.5-2.5 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Spiraea japonica 'NCSX1' USPP 28,313
Common Name: Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

8 Reviews - Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Hollie on Aug 4th 2021

    This lovely small shrub is lovely from spring through fall. The colors keep changing and are amazing! I like it so much I purchased 4 for a repeat show as I walk through my garden.

  • 5

    Posted by Leisa Kennedy on Jun 24th 2021

    This was only my first time to order plants online and I was super surprised and happy with how well the plants were packed and how healthy-looking the plants look. Will definitely keep plant addicted at the top of my list going forward. And even if I were able to find these plants in my area of Texas, they would have been much more expensive, so I was glad these plants were much more affordable. Very pleased with my experience!

  • 5
    Bushes too small. But they look ok. Thank you...

    Posted by Janet Foerster on Jun 11th 2021


  • 5
    Just beautiful!

    Posted by Patricia Sherman on Jun 8th 2021

    Received 3 of these- package so nicely and in excellent condition- planted immediately and they are thriving-interesting variation in the foliage colors - can’t wait to see the blooms- These are compact & perfect!

  • 2

    Posted by Jeri Nelson on Jun 2nd 2021

    I should have realized how small a quart pot is ... but, one Blue Kazoo spirea arrived dumped out of its pot and looks it, dry and spindly, one candy corn spirea is also spindly and missing the majority of its foliage and one candy corn spirea looks pretty good. Overcharged much for what I received. I want to support your small business but at $30 per pot, I expected much better quality if not a bigger size.

  • 1

    Posted by Customer on May 3rd 2021

    The Candy Corn Spirea I ordered last year is thriving, so I ordered 4 more. they arrived, semi-brown, I planted them anyway. Two are now dead and the other 2 will be lucky to make it through the day. Very expensive to have them die! I am extremely disappointed!

  • 5

    Posted by Customer on Jun 16th 2020

    Real nice plants, they arrived in good condition. May have been a little smaller than expected, they’re growing.

  • 4
    pretty foliage

    Posted by May on Mar 27th 2019

    really like the leaves on this plant. really stood out for most of the year. wish the flowers lasted longer, but those were pretty as well. overall I really like the plant.