'Double Play Dolly' Spirea


Embrace a bold aesthetic with Double Play® Dolly spirea! The big color arrives early in spring as the new foliage fills in, lighting the small shrub up with blazing orange-red color. Foliage matures to a dazzling chartreuse color and in late spring, equally dazzling electric purple blooms arrive to make a truly eye-popping color combo. Its compact size fits nicely at the front of the border as edging or low hedging.

Why grow Double Play® Dolly spirea?

  • Unique color combo
  • Useful small habit
  • Super easy maintenance
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Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Foliage Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary


Plant Type: 
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Garden Height: 
 18 - 30 Inches
 18 - 30 Inches
 18 - 30 Inches
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Light Requirement: 
 Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category: 
Blooms On: 
 New Wood
Bloom Time: 
 Late Spring
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Water Category: 
 Border Plant
 Edging Plant
 Mass Planting
 Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Spirea is a landscaping classic, thanks to its neat, mounded habit. It makes a nice edging, accent plant, or perennial garden companion. In the landscape, plant in multiples of 3 for an eye-catching display.

Maintenance Notes: 

Double Play Doozie is as low maintenance as other spirea. You can give it a light trim after its first bloom in late spring if you'd like to see a reflush of the bright red new growth. Remove the oldest, woodiest stems every couple of years or so to keep growth fresh and vigorous.

Double Play® Dolly Spiraea x 'SMNSJSA' USPP 35,032Can PBRAF