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Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea Spiraea japonica

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Early Spring
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 24 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea Spiraea japonica
Part Sun to Sun 18 - 24

Features

Your search for truly colorful landscape plants ends here!

Meet the newest and most colorful Proven Winners spirea, Double Play® Candy Corn®. The show starts in earliest spring, when the new growth emerges bright candy apple red. As it matures, it turns pineapple yellow, and the new growth continues to emerge bright orange all season. Top it off with dark purple flowers in late spring/early summer, and you've got a display you really have to see to believe. Be sure to click the image tab below to see just how showy this low-maintenance spiraea is!

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Foliage Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 30 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Orange
Foliage Colors: 
Red
Foliage Colors: 
Yellow
Foliage Shade: 
Pineapple yellow
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Edging Plant
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Maintenance Notes: 

Spirea is a popular plant because it is blissfully low maintenance, and Double Play Candy Corn is no exception. It naturally takes on a nice, rounded habit without pruning. If you wish, you can give it a trim after the flowers fade, which will encourage even more colorful new growth.

Double Play® spiraea are typically ignored by deer and even rabbits, and are quite drought tolerant after a year or two in the ground.

Fun Facts: 

Though you wouldn't guess it by looking at it, spiraea is closely related to roses and raspberries.

Double Play® Candy Corn® Spiraea japonica 'NCSX1' USPP 28,313, Can PBRAF
  • I ordered this online because I haven't seen it at my nursery yet. In hindsight, I should have waited to get it at the nursery. I paid around $35 to $40 for the gallon size one at the nursery last year. I got the quart size one online. It is a very new plant, it is only three to four inches tall with very weak root. If I plant it now as it, it will most likely be eaten by rabbit. $19.99 plus shipping for this tiny plant is not worth it. Buy local if you want this plant. I picked up a gallon size of Proven Winner Gold at the nursery recently, it is nice and strong with good root system.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Veronica
    Massachusetts
    United States
    1 day ago
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