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Spiraea – Double Play® Blue Kazoo

Garden Height
24 - 36
Spacing
24 - 36
Spread
24 - 36
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
White
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners
Cool blue foliage is the perfect contrast to this hardy plant's crisp white blooms. Hints of burgundy in the new growth foreshadow the rich red foliage color it develops in fall. This neat, mounded plant is an excellent addition to the landscaper's palette.

Features
Cool blue foliage is the perfect contrast to this hardy plant's crisp white blooms. Hints of burgundy in the new growth foreshadow the rich red foliage color it develops in fall. This neat, mounded plant is an excellent addition to the landscaper's palette.

Resists: Deer

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes
If you wish to prune Double Play Blue Kazoo spirea, do so after flowering. This neatens the appearance and also encourages a fresh flush of colorful new growth.

Uses Notes A great low-maintenance plant for mass plantings or low hedges. It can also be incorporated into mixed borders. The multi-season interest of flowers and foliage makes it an effective addition to landscapes.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Heat Zones 8

Flower Form Border Plant, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
Summer to Fall Plant for Spring Finish

Pinching and Growth Regulators
Spring prune early before bud break, then again after flowering to produce another flush of new growth.

Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in the notes. Aphids can be problem.

Grower Tips
Double Play spiraea have both colorful flowers and colorful foliage.  Plants are late to leaf in spring coming out of winter dormancy. -Be careful not to prune the new growth in Spring as you will eliminate the flowers. -Using a 3-4 month slow release fertilizer may reduce the amount of flush in early Spring