Spiraea x – Spirea – Double Play Dolly®

Garden Height
18 - 30
18 - 30
18 - 30
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
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Embrace a bold aesthetic with Double Play Dolly® spirea! The big color arrives early in spring as the new foliage fills in, lighting the small shrub up with blazing orange-red color. Foliage matures to a dazzling chartreuse color and in late spring, equally dazzling electric purple blooms arrive to make a truly eye-popping color combo. Its compact size fits nicely at the front of the border as edging or low hedging.

Why grow Double Play Dolly® spirea?

  • Unique color combo
  • Useful small habit
  • Super easy maintenance
  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Foliage Interest

Attracts: Butterflies

Resists: Deer

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.

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 Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Blooms On: New Wood

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Hardiness Zones: 8b

Flower Form: Specimen or Focal Point

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