Spiraea Double Play Doozie® Description
Get your hands on the first-ever reblooming spirea! Double Play Doozie® spirea is a truly innovative new introduction from Proven Winners that was years in development. It does not set seed, so it just keeps flowering and flowering and flowering. Yet it’s just as easy-care and durable as you expect a spirea to be – deer resistant, drought tolerant, shade tolerant, and just all around tough.
Double Play Doozie spirea has a bit more of an upright habit than conventional spirea, which makes it perfect for a non-stop blooming low hedge, or mixing into your perennial garden. It blooms in early summer along with conventional spirea, then continues to put out dozens of new blooms through frost. In early spring, new growth emerges a dramatic red for extra color and beauty. It’s the high performance, low maintenance flowering shrub you’ve been looking for.
Special features: Reblooming, Deer resistant, Hardy, Heat tolerant
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- Botanical name: Spiraea x 'NCSX2'
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- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
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- Soil type:
Any well-drained soil will do.
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- Foliage color:
Green, with red new growth
- Season of interest:
Specimen, Hedge, Perennial gardens, Landscaping.
- Patent: USPPAF
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Soil: Not finicky about soil, as long as it is well drained. Tolerates dry conditions once established.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs of sun/day).
Space: 2-3' apart.
Fertilizing: Little needed. Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring if desired.
Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; nothing else is needed.
Maintenance: Double Play spirea naturally grow with a neat, tidy habit and need little pruning. If desired, trim or prune after spring bloom; this will encourage a second flush of colorful new growth as well as remove the first round of spent flowers for a neater look.
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