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Spiraea – Double Play® Gold

Garden Height
18 - 24
Spacing
24 - 36
Spread
16 - 24
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Double Play spiraea has both bright flowers and colorful foliage. This compact, low mounded plant has vibrant golden foliage and an abundance of pure pink summer flowers. It adds easy, season long color to gardens with very little effort. Double Play Gold maintains its compact mounded shape with very little pruning, and has much brighter color than other gold spiraea varieties.

 

Features

Double Play spiraea has both bright flowers and colorful foliage. This compact, low mounded plant has vibrant golden foliage and an abundance of pure pink summer flowers. It adds easy, season long color to gardens with very little effort. Double Play Gold maintains its compact mounded shape with very little pruning, and has much brighter color than other gold spiraea varieties.

 

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes

Little needed. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring, and trim if needed to shape. Deadhead after flowering to encourage reblooming.

Uses Notes

An excellent low maintenance mass planting or addition to mixed beds.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Landscape

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