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Double Play® Pink Spirea

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8
  • Height 2-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2-3 Feet Wide

The Double Play Pink Spirea is loved for its foliage and its flowers! The foliage begins as a deep red in the spring and turns to a dark green by late spring. It has vibrant pink blooms that pair perfectly with the foliage. It will bring your garden to life by attracting pollinators. It is deer resistant, tough, and easy to care for.

The foliage of the Double Play Pink Spirea has a show all its own. Beginning in the early spring it appears bright red and turning deep green by bloom season. The flowers bloom in late spring and are a stunning pink. The growth habit of this Spirea is mounded and dense. The Double Play Pink Spirea is the perfect addition to any landscape. It can be used for planting as a border plant, does well in mass planting, and makes a beautiful focal point.

Double Play Pink Spirea Care

The Double Play Pink Spirea is low maintenance. It requires to be planted in full sun, ensuring it receives, at minimum 6 hours of sun per day. It has average water needs and needs moist well drained soil. This Spirea is adaptable and will thrive in most soils and those with varying PH levels. Slow release fertilizer should be applied in the spring. Prune the Double Play Pink Spirea after flowering each year to encourage new growth.

Pruning Double Play Pink Spirea should be done in late winter or early spring. Cut off the branches selectively to shape it and improve the foliage density. Cut right above the bud facing. Never cut back more than a third of the branch. Trim dead or sick branches at any time of the year to improve the health and look of the shrub.

Double Play Pink Spirea Spacing

Due to its dense and mounded habit, be sure to space your Double Play Pink Spirea at minimum 24 inches apart, center on center. This is particularly important when the plant is used in border and mass planting. This spacing is to ensure the health of the plant and to prevent crowding.

Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFP' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green/Red
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Spacing: 2-4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFP' USPP 26,995
Common Name: Double Play® Pink Spirea
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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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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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.