Spiraea – Double Play® Blue Kazoo
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.
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
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.
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