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Spiraea Double Play® Candy Corn®
ENLARGE IMAGE Candy Colored Hues on trouble free plant. From Proven Winners
  • Spirea Double Play Candy Corn has stunning foilage
  • Spiraea Double Play Candy Corn thrives in full sun to part shade
  • Spiraea Double Play Candy Corn attracts butterflies
  • Spiraea Double Play Candy Corn is deer resistant

Spiraea Double Play® Candy Corn®

Energetic color. Adaptable, carefree performance!
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Bold foliage color lasts all season
  • Deer and rabbit proof
  • Adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions including clay
  • Thrives in full sun to part shade
  • Grows 18-24" high and wide
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Spiraea Double Play® Candy Corn® Description

Glowing color last for 3+ seasons!

With its ever changing medley of foliage color, from bright candy apple red to candy corn orange and yellow-green, this deciduous shrub is a welcome color in the landscape which is often dominated by green.  Summer foliage color is determined by exposure where leaves are darker in part shade, but a bright cheerful yellow in sunny exposures.

Butterfly loving dark purple flowers offer another jolt of color in late spring and early summer

A pleasing mounded form it grows quickly to 18-24" tall and wide. No pruning is required. Fairly adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions including clay. Drought tolerant once established.  Color performs admirably in high heat.  Deer & Rabbits tend not to nibble.

Landscape value

The most outstanding feature of this fine shrub is it's golden leaves which brighten up the landscape. Spiraea perform well in low maintenance gardens, requiring little care to do well.  Maintains excellent bright color in full sun. Very suitable as a specimen plant, low growing hedge plants or foundation plants.

Some pairing ideas:  Pair with dark-leaf perennials or shrubs such as heucheras, weigelas. Stunning with long blooming Knock Out roses.

Special featuresAttracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Easy care, Fast growing, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Moisture tolerant, Multi-seasonal interest, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Season extender

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Spiraea japonica Double Play Candy Corn
  • Common name:
    Gold spirea
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun, Part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quarts
  • Soil type:
    Normal, Clay
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, Moist
  • Height x width:
    18-24" x 18-24"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Early summer
  • Uses:
    Accent, Container gardening, Erosion, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Naturalize, Ornamental, Small spaces
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:'NCSX1' USPP 28,313



Soil: Very adaptable to a wide range of soils. Highly tolerant of clay. Established plants will tolerant dry conditions.
Light: Sun to partial shade
Water: Average water needs.Water regularly; do not over water.
Spacing: 18-24 in.
Fertilizing: Fertilizer needs are low. If you have poor soil, feed during spring growing season with slow release fertilizer such as "Osmocote"
Winterizing: No specific care needed.
Maintenance & pruning: Prune for shape in late spring after bloom time.


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C. Powell  |  Jul 21, 2020
I was a bit skeptical about ordering plants through the mail and wondered how they could possibly survive the shipping process and time. I ordered 4 Candy Corn Spirea plants, which arrived in perfect condition on May 22. Today is July 21, and the plants are thriving!