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Double Play Candy Corn Spirea

Spiraea japonica ‘NCSX1’
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Description

The Double Play Candy Corn Spirea aka Candy Corn Spirea is a vibrant dwarf spirea that stays small. Its petite size and compact shape make it ideal for containers and just about any small space in the home landscape. 

This spirea plant isn’t just showy; it is a show-off! It makes a glorious debut in spring with petite candy apple red leaves. As the leaves mature they turn golden delicious! During the growing season you will be delighted with more and more color as new growth emerges pumpkin orange! From spring to early summer deep pinkish purple flowers add even more rich color.

Key Features

  • Warm fall color throughout the year. Watch the Candy Corn Spirea mesmerize you with her colorful display. You will love the yellow, orange, red, and purple pops of color.
  • Easy care. Once established the Double Play Candy Corn Spirea requires little to no care!
  • Small and compact. This dwarf spirea only reaches 18 to 24 inches tall and 18 to 30 inches wide! It stays small and naturally rounded so no pruning is required!
  • Deer and rabbit resistant. Deer don’t tend to graze this pretty little shrub and rabbits pass it by.

Pro Tip: The Double Play Candy Corn Spirea is extremely cold hardy down to a chilly zone 4! Zone 4 residents should plant in spring or summer to give this spirea bush plenty of time to establish before winter.

growing zone 4-7
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 1-2 Feet
Mature Width 2-4 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Brand Proven Winners®

How to Care

As long as you avoid extreme temps you can plant your Double Play Candy Corn Spirea almost anytime from spring through fall.

This Spirea thrives in full to part sun and is adaptable to any moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply when planting and 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing. After about a year in the ground Spireas are drought tolerant. They will perform best if you keep them watered deeply once per week when there is drought in spring and summer, especially for the first 2 years. Add 1-2 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and reduce watering requirements. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring.

Deadheading is not necessary for Candy Corn Spirea. However, if you want to prune your Spirea plant for shape prune after it has finished flowering. This will promote colorful new growth. Spirea bushes do respond well to pruning, especially when used to rejuvenate older plants. Prune up to 1/3 of your plant when rejuvenation pruning in late winter or early spring for best results. This plant blooms on new wood.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 1-2 Feet
Mature Width 2-4 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Brand Proven Winners®

Landscape Ideas

As long as you avoid extreme temps you can plant your Double Play Candy Corn Spirea almost anytime from spring through fall.

This Spirea thrives in full to part sun and is adaptable to any moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply when planting and 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing. After about a year in the ground Spireas are drought tolerant. They will perform best if you keep them watered deeply once per week when there is drought in spring and summer, especially for the first 2 years. Add 1-2 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and reduce watering requirements. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring.

Deadheading is not necessary for Candy Corn Spirea. However, if you want to prune your Spirea plant for shape prune after it has finished flowering. This will promote colorful new growth. Spirea bushes do respond well to pruning, especially when used to rejuvenate older plants. Prune up to 1/3 of your plant when rejuvenation pruning in late winter or early spring for best results. This plant blooms on new wood.

Learn when to prune your flowering shrubs.

For more options, be sure to browse our Gold Mound SpireaLittle Princess Spirea and Spirea collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 1-2 Feet
Mature Width 2-4 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Brand Proven Winners®

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11/01/2020
Steven C.
United States United States
Double Play Candy Corn

Two orders Happy. Skeptical no more. My second order from Planting Tree. I've had friends in the White Mountains of AZ roll their eyes when I told them I have ordered live shrubs and plants online. No more. I have ordered varieties of plants that are totally unavailable to purchase in my area. I have received beautiful, healthy plants at a decent price and shipped in expedited fashion. Thank You Planting Tree!

JT
10/23/2020
Jo T.
United States United States
Delivery

It was delivered in great shape. I've already planted it, and it looks very healthy, and I'm very pleased with my experience with Planting Tree. Thanks, Jo

EF
10/07/2020
Evelyn F.
United States United States
Beautiful

Prompt and healthy plant!

RD
10/03/2020
Rory D.
United States United States
Excellent

I was very happy with the speed of order and quality of plants

CB
09/09/2020
Carolyn B.
United States United States
Candy Corn Spirea

Item came on time. Plant was nice and dirt was moist and packed well. The plant is beautiful As soon as itcarruved I planted it in its permanent location. Looking forward to seeing it mature. Love the color of the leaves!