Pollinators Love Double Play Spirea

Double Play Big Bang spirea offers bursts of summer color and plenty of perks for pollinators, including butterflies and bees.

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Double Play Big Bang Spirea

Easygoing is the Double Play Big Bang spirea’s middle name. It’s nearly disease-free, resists deer and requires little maintenance—just deadhead for more clusters of flowers throughout the summer

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Where and How to Grow Double Play Spirea

This shrub grows in Zones 3 to 8 and prefers to be in areas with full sun to part shade. (Psst—here’s how to find your garden zone number.) Let your spirea shine as an addition to perennial beds, pollinator gardens, hedges and borders, or use it as a container plant.

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An important note before you plant: Double Play spirea may be invasive in some areas. Contact your local extension agent if you have concerns about growing this shrub. Here are some easy-to-grow native plants you should also consider.

Double Play Spirea Flowers

The pink blooms attract bees, butterflies and other helpful insects, making it a convenient choice for a butterfly garden. Hummingbirds might even pay this shrub a visit.

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Double Play Spirea Foliage

This spirea variety’s serrated leaves have tinges of orange in spring, shifting to green-yellow in summer, and then fade back to orange and red in fall.

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Rachel Maidl
Rachel Maidl is a former senior editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. She enjoys bird-watching in her urban backyard and local state parks, gardening for pollinators and researching new plants. Her favorite backyard visitors are the bumblebees that visit her sedums.