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Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea

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This variety features steel blue-green foliage that turns red in fall; elegant clusters of white blooms cover this shrub in spring; fantastic as a garden focal point, or low hedge

Characteristics

Species:
media
Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Genus:
Spiraea
Cultivar:
SMSMBK
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
from late spring to early summer
Summer Foliage Color:
sea green
Fall Color:
red
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea is smothered in stunning clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has steel blue-variegated bluish-green foliage with hints of lavender which emerges burgundy in spring. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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