Proven Winners Double Play Doozie Spirea

Double Play Doozie Spirea

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.   

Proven Winners Double Play Doozie Spirea
Double Play Doozie in summer (front). Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.

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.

Double Play Doozie Spirea
Double Play Doozie Spirea in spring

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