Spiraea japonica Double Play® Candy Corn®
Spiraea japonica Double Play® Candy Corn®

Spiraea japonica Double Play® Candy Corn®

SKU: S67432
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Japanese Spirea
Hardiness Zone: 4-7S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Mature Height: 18-24" Spacing: 18-30"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: ONE GALLON POT
Deer Resistance: Yes
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With a changing color palette borrowed from a favorite Halloween candy, Spiraea japonica Double Play® Candy Corn® is an eye-catching little shrub that greets spring with brilliant red foliage. As the season progresses, the leaves turn sunny yellow with new growth emerging orange. Red-violet flowers in late spring and early summer make this flamboyant member of the Double Play® Series a visual treat. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'NCSX1' PP 28,313

This genus of deciduous shrubs includes about a hundred species, all native to the Northern Hemisphere. Among them are dozens of attractive varieties that are extraordinarily well suited to contemporary gardens by virtue of their generous flowering habit and easy culture in average, well-drained soil.

For more information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (4 Reviews) Write a Review

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Even in NYC!

I grew this lovely plant in a pot on one of my steps in full sun. It has become my favorite plant.

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So sunny and beautiful!

This little charmer makes me so happy! I planted 3 of them in the fall of 2022 to replace some knockout roses that weren’t performing. I was initially disappointed when something ate them over the winter…deer or rabbits? They were chewed down to about 4” tall, but they recovered and now are so beautiful! I love how easy and carefree they are, and the color show is spectacular in every season.

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This shrub has been effortlessly lovely for the last 2 - 3 years. It asks nothing of me more than a little water and some support stakes for the voluminous leaves that are growing by mid-summer. They are spring-green, orange, red, yellow, and pinkish.
The directions that come with the bush do say that they are only moderately resistant to deer. I wanted to buy one for my cousin but for that reason I couldn't. Too bad!

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beautiful plant

I’ve never received such a healthy mail order plant before! Very pleased and is doing well. Only problem for me is that is has not proven to be deer resistant and got chewed up so I now have to protect it.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: spy-ree'-ah

This genus of deciduous shrubs includes about 80 species, all native to the Northern Hemisphere. Among them are dozens of attractive varieties that are extraordinarily well suited to contemporary gardens by virtue of their generous flowering habit and easy culture.

Light: Plant in full sun.

Soil: Spiraea grows well in average soil. Turn a healthy layer of organic matter into the soil before planting.

Watering: The key to getting your new shrub or tree off to a good start is moisture. Water thoroughly after planting, and keep a close eye on the plant over the following week. Then, give it a good soaking once a week during summer, unless rainfall is plentiful (more than 1in per week). Established plants can generally get by on less water, but most grow best if the soil remains evenly moist. Please note that more is not better. When in doubt, don't water.

Fertilizing: We recommend against fertilizing at planting time and during the first growing season in your garden. Plants need time to settle in before being pushed to grow. Most established plants grow best if fertilized with a light hand. Here at the Farm, we fertilize our specimen trees and shrubs just once -- in early spring -- with a light but even coverage of a balanced, granular fertilizer (such 5-10-10, 10-10-10, or an organic fertilizer). If a concentrated, water-soluble fertilizer is used, please follow the manufacturers' recommendations carefully.

Continuing Care: Remove dead or broken stems in late winter or early spring. S. prunifolia (Bridal Wreath) flowers on the previous season's growth and so should be pruned to shape after bloom in spring or early summer. S. japonica also flowers on new growth, so should be pruned in late winter or early spring; a light trim after the first wave of bloom often promotes a smaller second wave. To rejuvenate a mature Spiraea plant, remove about 1/3 of the oldest stems each year for three years, cutting them off at the base.


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