Double Play Red Spirea (Double Play® Red Spiraea japonica ‘SMNSJMFR’ USPP 26,993)

Double Play Red Spirea

Do you have a garden trouble spot? Probably. Most of us do. Do you want a beautiful plant to fill it? Double Play® Red Spirea (Double Play® Red Spiraea japonica ‘SMNSJMFR’ PP 26,993) might be the solution that you’re looking for. Spirea is a great garden plant. It is an ideal plant for difficult areas in your landscape where you have not had any luck with other plants. Drought? Wind? Poor soil? Salt spray? Double Play® Red doesn’t bat an eye. This is one of the easiest shrubs you can grow.

Double Play is covered in color-changing leaves – it starts out with burgundy-red leaves in the spring that turn to deep green during the summer and on through the fall. In the spring it blooms with tons of clusters of true red flower heads – the only true red of any Spirea. The beautiful flowers attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds setting your garden in motion all summer long.

Double Play® Red doesn’t require any pruning to keep its nice mounded shape and resists deer and disease. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 8 and handle cold and sun very well! Space-saving and low growing, these spread to up to 4 feet in mature width and rarely grow over 3 feet in height.

Planting and Application:

Small-sized shrubs, Japanese Spirea add vivid color all growing season to landscapes large and small! Use as colorful edging along beds and borders, and dress up a Cottage garden and Pollinator border! Add a burst of curb appeal along your front foundation hedges or on either side of the steps leading to your front porch!

Ideal as groundcover for large areas in the sun, top retaining walls and hard-to-mow slopes with easy care ornamental shrubs! Use as facer plants to dress up the bare legs of larger shrubs and as fringe around tree trunks! Perfectly sized for containers and planters, any seating area, outdoor room, porch, patio and even balcony can enjoy these rosy red blossoms and tidy mounded flowering shrubs!

  • True Carmine-Red Flowers
  • Easy Care Shrub For Trouble Spots
  • Stunning Spring & Fall Color
  • Mounds of Green Foliage
  • Attracts Pollinators, Low Hedges, Containers, Edging & Specimens

Tips for Care:

New and improved Japanese Spiraea are highly adaptable and low-maintenance! Producing its best color in full sun, Spirea can tolerate part sun. Spireas have a tolerance to most well-drained soils, are highly adaptable to moisture levels once established and have a wide range of sun needs! Once established, they are also drought tolerant. It is recommended that you shear right after flowering since deadheading leads to additional blooms later in the season.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Shear/Deadhead/Prune After Flowering
  • Reblooming & Cold Hardy

This is one vigorous, easy-care shrub! Bright and colorful with 3 seasons of interest, don’t let that tough spot in your landscape be a burden any longer.

Double Play Red Spirea (Double Play® Red Spiraea japonica ‘SMNSJMFR’ USPP 26,993) Details

Common name Double Play Red Spirea
Botanical name Double Play Red Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFR' USPP 26,993
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 1 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Deep Crimson-Red