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Spiraea Double Play® Blue Kazoo® (Spirea)

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Noted for its extraordinary foliage, Spiraea Double Play® Blue Kazoo® (Spirea) is a bushy deciduous shrub with cool blue-green leaves tinged with bronze when emerging in spring and turning attractive red shades in fall. In summer, very large pristine white flower clusters grace the tips of the branches. Easy care, this shrub is perfect for foundation and mass plantings. Great as a low hedge too!

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade as well as a wide range of soil conditions.
  • Perfect choice for borders, foundation plantings, cottage gardens, and city gardens.
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds but is ignored by deer.
  • Virtually pest and disease free.
  • Very little maintenance is needed. Apply a controlled-release fertilizer in spring. Deadhead after flowering to encourage repeat blooming.
  • Flowers on new wood, so prune in late winter to early spring if needed. If overgrown, can be renovated by cutting back hard immediately after flowering.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or by division in autumn or spring

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Spiraea
Common names Spirea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Spiraea japonica (Japanese Spirea)
Spiraea tomentosa (Steeplebush)
Spiraea betulifolia (Birchleaf Spirea)
Spiraea splendens (Rose Meadowsweet)
Spiraea alba (White Meadowsweet)
Spiraea x cinerea ‘Grefsheim’ (Garland Spirea)

Recommended Companion Plants

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Rose Glow’ (Japanese Barberry)
Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ (Coral Bells)
Clematis ‘Polish Spirit’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ (Montbretia)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Spiraea
Common names Spirea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Do I Need?
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