Japanese Spirea, Japanese Meadowsweet, Maybush
Spiraea japonica 'Double Play Artist'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Spiraea (spy-REE-ah) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Double Play Artist
Additional cultivar information:(PP21712, CAN4072; Double PlayŽ series, aka Double Play Artisan, Galen)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Logansport, Indiana

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 5, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Flower color is a deeper pink-purple than other similar spireas, and while it ages lighter it doesn't turn as insipid.

I don't know why the promotional material doesn't mention that, if you shear the flowers off when the first bloom flush slows, you'll get a full rebloom later in the summer. That's been our experience over several years.

New foliage is red/purple, maturing to mid-green. Mildew resistant.

Spireas are generally considered deer-resistant.

US PP 21,712 Unauthorized propagation prohibited.

The cultivar name is 'Galen'. The trade name "Double Play" is trademarked and privately owned.

Positive

On Mar 27, 2012, JonthanJ from Logansport, IN wrote:

Purply red foliage early. I bought one this week to go in a very well drained bed where another Japanese Spirea has done well for me.