Spiraea japonica Double Play Doozie®


This spirea is better than great – it’s a doozie!

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Spiraea japonica Double Play Doozie®

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

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24 – 36″
24 – 36″


This spirea is better than great – it’s a doozie!

Spirea is an old landscape staple, so what could one do that could possible earn it superlatives? Well, seedless and non-invasive would be a start; non-stop blooming would be even better. And these are exactly what makes Double Play Doozie spirea the most beautiful, innovative, ground-breaking spirea to ever grace a landscape. Like all of the Double Play® spirea series, the show begins in early spring, when the foliage emerges in blazing brilliant color – in this case, deep red. By late spring, the flowers begin to emerge, a bright, glowing purple-red that truly sings in the landscape. And as summer comes on, the show doesn’t stop: it just keeps flowering, and flowering, and flowering. Because it produces no seeds, it puts all of its energy into flowering! It does it all with the same good looks, drought tolerance, and deer resistance that you expect from spirea, too.

Top reasons to grow Double Play Doozie® spirea:

– Non-invasive! Sets no seed so won’t spread into the wild.

– Blooms non-stop – all the energy it would spend developing seed goes into blooming instead.

– Deer resistant and very hardy.

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Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Deadheading Not Necessary


Plant Type: Shrub
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Height Category: Short
Garden Height: 24 – 36 Inches
Spacing: 24 – 36 Inches
Spread: 24 – 36 Inches
Flower Colors: Red
Flower Shade: Red-Purple
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Green
Habit: Mounded
Container Role: Filler


Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: New Wood, Old Wood
Bloom Time: Summer through Fall, Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 3a3b4a4b5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b
Water Category: Average
Uses: Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: Spirea is a landscaping classic, thanks to its neat, mounded habit. It makes a nice edging, accent plant, or perennial garden companion. In the landscape, plant in multiples of 3 for an eye-catching display.
Maintenance Notes: Double Play Doozie is as low maintenance as other spirea. You can give it a light trim after its first bloom in late spring if you’d like to see a reflush of the bright red new growth. Remove the oldest, woodiest stems every couple of years or so to keep growth fresh and vigorous.


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