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Double Play® Red Spirea

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

A great shrub that offers two very distinct pops of color is the Double Play Red Spirea, a landscaping favorite that’s an excellent addition for nearly any design. Although “double play” refers to the shrub’s spring and summer hues, this plant will bring about butterflies and hummingbirds, lending itself as a true landscaping performer! Happen to live in a densely-populated area where air quality is an issue? No problem, as this shrub has proven tolerant of urban pollution.

The Double Play Red Spirea’s size isn’t overly large, usually reaching 2’-3’ tall with a 2’-3’ span. Bloom season is a little later than some shrubs, with burgundy flowers sprouting in the late spring, then transitioning towards a deep crimson color as the months pass into the summer. For best use, opt for using this shrub in borders, containers, mass plantings, in firescaping, or even in a wildlife garden.

Double Play Red Spirea Care

Soil quality needs to be average at minimum, and the Double Play Red Spirea needs a well-drained area to establish proper roots. It’ll also need at least partial sun, but plant in full sun if possible. Regular watering is recommended, with additional moisture sometimes being required in hotter areas, but be careful not to overwater. To achieve the best aesthetic possible, remove spent blooms and prune in the summer after flowering. Fertilizing is simple, as a general purpose treatment is all that’s necessary in the spring.

Double Play Red Spirea Spacing

Allow for 2’-3’ between each Double Play Red Spirea, but if several are being used in a border or firescaping, cut spacing down to 1’-2’ between plants.

Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFR' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Flower Color(s): Pink/Red
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 'SMNSJMFR' USPP 26,993
Common Name: Double Play® Red 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.

5 Reviews - Double Play® Red Spirea Show Reviews

  • 2

    Posted by Gary Huff on May 12th 2021

    They arrived pretty burnt. But they are reviving nicely.

  • 5

    Posted by Roland Humbs on Jun 28th 2020

    Security shipped and great plants!

  • 5
    Very, very...

    Posted by Janet Fabiyi on Jun 16th 2020

    I am very pleased with the Double Play Red Spirea I received. It was very fresh, packed well, very healthy. I will order from Plant Addicts again!

  • 5

    Posted by twila fetterman on Jun 7th 2020

    Planted and thriving.

  • 5
    red spirea!

    Posted by Kiki on Jan 26th 2020

    I always wanted a red spirea and couldn't find one anywhere. When my girlfriend recommended that I look on this website, I was just thrilled to see one. What a great selection! My husband is definitely going to not like the fact that I found this website!