In the search for a long-blooming, easy-care shrub, Proven Winners Double Play Doozie® Spirea tops the list. Declared the Proven Winners shrub of the year for 2022, this medium-sized shrub packs a big punch.
Double Play Doozie® shines in spring with vibrant red new growth that matures to a nice green. A flurry of fuzzy reddish purple flowers top this shrub in early summer and make a for a great show. Even better, this seedless variety spends its energy making flowers rather than seeds, so the show keeps going all summer long.
The 2-3 foot mounded habit makes a nice addition anywhere in the landscape, but it’s especially good for an edging plant, accent plant, or perennial companion. Group in multiples of 3 for a great effect.
Spirea has low maintenance needs in general, and Double Play Doozie® is no different. Prune lightly after the first bloom if you’d like to see a new flush of red growth, but it’s not necessary. Otherwise, prune out the old woody stems every few years to keep it looking fresh. Double Play Doozie deer-resistant and super hardy, so extra protection shouldn’t be required.
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