Spiraea – Double Play® Red
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Adaptable to most moist, well-drained soils. Fertilize in spring, and prune after flowering.
Uses Notes Mixed borders, mass plantings, foundation plantings
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On Old Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting
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