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Double Play Doozie Spirea pink flowers closeup
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Double Play Doozie Spirea pink flowers
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Double Play Doozie Spirea pink flowering shrubs in landscape
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A BURST OF BRIGHT PURPLE-RED CLOUD-LIKE BLOOMS 

FEATURES:

  • In spring, foliage emerges a bright and brilliant red color 
  • In the summer, red foliage transforms into a purple-reddish rich color and will hold up until the first frost 
  • Healthy mounding foliage 
  • Very low maintenance and beautiful in containers 
  • Deer resistant
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plan-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 2-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 2-3' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 2-3' apart

Double Play Doozie® Spirea

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Spiraea japonica 'NCSX2' PP30,953

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A BURST OF BRIGHT PURPLE-RED CLOUD-LIKE BLOOMS 

FEATURES:

  • In spring, foliage emerges a bright and brilliant red color 
  • In the summer, red foliage transforms into a purple-reddish rich color and will hold up until the first frost 
  • Healthy mounding foliage 
  • Very low maintenance and beautiful in containers 
  • Deer resistant
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plan-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 2-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 2-3' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 2-3' apart

Why plant Double Play Doozie® Spirea?

No wasted energy here! Double Play Doozie is an absolute energy saver, we may able to learn a thing or two from it. Instead of dedicating energy to producing seeds and spreading around the landscape, Doozie takes all the extra energy and puts it towards continuous blooms that are dazzling to view. The reddish-purple blooms bunch their dainty selves together to form nice little cluster balls ripe for picking. Don't forget the foliage, the leaves make quite the statement growing in bright red so you don't miss them in the landscape. An old landscape favorite, you wouldn't think that an oldie-but-goodie could offer so much!

With the goal of creating a non-invasive and no-seed spirea, professor Thomas Ranney from NC University got right to work. Utilizing a popular Japanese species, Spiraea japonica, Ranney was able to create Doozie Spirea. This variety held the non-invasive qualities and bright flowers that were desired. Doozie Spirea was patented in 2019 under the name 'NCSX2' and is marketed by Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc. in Michigan under their Double Play line of spirea shrubs.

How to use Double Play Doozie® Spirea in the landscape?

Doozie is a flowering beauty, but will not overstep it's welcome. This spirea variety is grown for its infertile habit and the stunning purple flowers that this plant offers. New leaves sprout bright red, yellow and orange instead of the common green of other plants. As the seasons change and the plant matures, Doozie's foliage will change to green over the summer. In fall, you'll be able to enjoy purple, red, yellow, and golden leaves that rival that of colorful tree leaves. Doozie also offers an abundance of summer flowers in purple-pink that compliment the bright foliage and add a nice touch to this unique shrub.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

How To Plant Double Play Doozie® Spirea

Doozie is an easy character to grow and requires very little. Plant Doozie in an area with full sun and is very cold hardy. An ideal candidate for many gardens across the US, you'll want to make sure that this spirea is planted where everyone can enjoy. Doozie will need to be kept on a consistent watering schedule for the first year until the roots are established.

How To Water

Double Play Doozie Spirea will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground. Once established, Doozie will be drought tolerant.

How To Fertilize

Established Spireas prefer when a light fertilizer is used. Our Elements Starter Plant Food is perfect for this type of plant! Sprinkle some of our granular plant food after planting and you won't have to again till next year!

How To Prune

Deadhead your Doozie after flowering to encourage re-blooming!


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