Spirea jap. DP 'Candy Corn®'
Meet the newest and most colorful Proven Winners spirea, Double Play® Candy Corn®. The show starts in early spring when the new growth emerges bright candy apple red. As it matures, it turns pineapple yellow, and the new growth continues to emerge bright orange all season. Top it off with dark purple flowers in late spring/early summer, and you've got a display you really have to see to believe. Be sure to click the image tab below to see just how showy this low-maintenance spiraea is!
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 4-7|
|Bloom Time:||Late Spring, Early Summer|
|Bloom On:||New Wood|
|Pruning Time:||Little to no maintenance is needed. Deadhead after flowering to encourage reblooming.|
|Border, Container, Cutting Garden, Mass Planting, Edging Plant, Landscape, Focal Point|
Spirea is a popular plant because it is blissfully low maintenance, and Double Play Candy Corn is no exception. It naturally takes on a nice, rounded habit without pruning. If you wish, you can give it a trim after the flowers fade, which will encourage even more colorful new growth.
Double Play® spiraea are typically ignored by deer and even rabbits, and are quite drought tolerant after a year or two in the ground.