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.
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.
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- Botanical name:
Spiraea japonica Double Play Candy Corn
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- Sun exposure:
Full sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
18-24" x 18-24"
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Accent, Container gardening, Erosion, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Naturalize, Ornamental, Small spaces
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- Patent #:'NCSX1' USPP 28,313
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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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