- Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2-3 Feet Tall
- Mature Width 2-3 Feet Wide
- Growing Zones 3-8
Spirea is a popular shrub for good reason. Double Play Doozie Spirea just might be the best choice yet. The plant blooms nonstop from late spring into fall with reddish-purple flowers. This spirea is seedless, which means it won't be invasive, plus all the plant's energy goes into making flowers, and then making more flowers … with no deadheading or special attention from you. Just sit back and enjoy the pretty green leaves and bright flowers.
Double Play Doozie Spirea grows to nearly 3 feet high and 3 feet around. With its small size, rounded shape and continuous bloom, it is a perfect shrub for edging sidewalks or entryways or for low borders in your garden. Plant it in multiples of three for the best color effect. This spirea also is an excellent filler plant for containers, ensuring all-season color in front of taller leaves or flowers. Double Plays are hardy to the cold of zones 3 and can take heat through zone 8. This best-selling shrub also is deer resistant.
Double Play Doozie Spirea Care
Plant your Double Play Doozie Spirea shrubs in part sun to full sun for the best health and bloom. The flowers bloom on both old wood and new branches, which is one reason why the shrubs look so full of color in summer. All you have to do is remove the oldest, woodiest looking stems every few years in early spring. You don't need to remove spent flowers, but a light prune after its first bloom puts even more energy into the shrub's next bloom. Water it regularly, especially in summer heat.
Double Play Doozie Spirea Spacing
Space groups of spirea plants about 2 to 3 feet apart (measuring from center to center) for the best border or edge effect. In a container, give it plenty of room right in front.
Double Play® Doozie Spirea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8|
|Plant Type: Bush|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Mature Height: 2-3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2-3 Feet|
|Mature Spacing: 2-3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red-purple|
|Flower Description: Showy clusters of red flowers with lavender overtones at the ends of the branches from mid spring to late summer.|
|Bloom Period: Late Spring to Fall|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Light green with hints of coppery-bronze|
|Foliage Description: Emerging burgundy in spring, turning green in summer, and then an outstanding brick red in the fall|
|Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest|
|Resists: Deer, heat, and drought|
|Tolerates: Part shade, moist soil|
|Attracts: Bees and butterflies|
|Uses: Border, foundation planting, mass planting, container planting|
|Features: Non-invasive, reblooming, sterile (no seeds), compact growth habit|
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®|
|Common Name: Double Play® Doozie Spirea|
Scientific Name: Spiraea x 'NCSX2' USPPAF
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 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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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
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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.