- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 1.5 - 2.5 Feet
- Mature Spread 1.5 - 2.5 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Double Play Spirea adds a pleasant shot of color throughout three of the four seasons. The fresh, new growth in spring is highlighted with reddish foliage. This foliage turns to a bright lime green for the summer. Frothy clusters of magenta flower heads bloom from late spring through summer, giving way to glorious fall foliage that rivals any tree in the landscape. The compact, mounding growth habit makes this shrub one of the easiest plants to care for in your garden.
Spirea shrubs are great for attracting beneficial pollinators. The nonstop blooming requires very little deadheading to produce loads of flowers for months. Double Play Spirea is noninvasive, producing beneficial, but sterile seed for birds to eliminate self-seeding. Hummingbirds and Butterflies are frequent visitors to spirea flowers, while deer and rabbits are rarely attracted to this hard-working foundation plant. Double Dolly is perfect for smaller garden beds or containers growing on a deck or patio.
Double Play® Dolly™ Spirea Care
Spirea will grow easily in almost any soil texture and fertility. Well-draining soil that stays consistently moist helps this shrub establish quickly. Full sun will help the Double Play® Dolly™ foliage keep its vibrant color, although a spot with shade early or late in the day does not reduce the blooming power of this deciduous shrub. Granular, slow-release fertilizer is best applied early in the spring as the foliage begins to break bud. An all-purpose formulation with a balanced NPK ratio will support foliage growth and flowers. Mulching with 2-3 inches of organic compost will also provide season-long nutrition while keeping the soil cool and suppressing weeds.
Pruning is easy with Double Play® Dolly™ Spirea. The masses of small flower clusters require little to no deadheading and will continue to bloom unaided. This spirea’s compact shape is naturally dense without requiring seasonal pruning. Prune only in the early spring if any branches show damage or death from the winter. Container-grown Spirea may need to be repotted early in the spring to refresh the soil and ensure that drainage remains excellent. Root pruning during repotting may help a shrub regain vigorous growth if it has slowed. Lightly cut back smaller roots from around the outside of the root ball and repot as soon as possible.
Double Play® Dolly™ Spirea Spacing
Double Play® Dolly™ reaches up to 30 inches high and wide, making it great for containers and the garden border. Space the shrubs 18 inches apart on the center if planting for an informal hedge effect or garden border edging. Spirea growing in a container will require a pot with at least a 12-inch diameter.
Double Play® Dolly™ Spirea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 1.5 - 2.5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 1.5 - 2.5 Foot|
|Spacing: 1.5 - 2.5 Foot|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Period: Late spring to summer|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange, Yellow|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Double Play® Dolly™ Spirea|
|Other Name(s): DOUBLE PLAY® DOLLY™ Spirea|
|Scientific Name: Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJSA' PPAF; CBRAF|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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.
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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: 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
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Time of Order:
- 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.