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.
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.
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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