Proven Winners® Color Choice® Double Play® Artisan® Spiraea

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Frilly Pinks and Plums on Bright Foliage Artisan® Spirea!

  • Rich Purplish-Red New Growth
  • Mature Deep-Green, Purple Tinged Leaves
  • Compact Rounded, Neat Form
  • Flat-Topped Clusters of Plum-Fuchsia Blooms
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Full Sun & Part Sun
  • Hummingbirds, Bees & Butterflies!
  • Borders, Specimen & Accent Plant
  • Deer & Rabbit Rarely Bother Them
  • Resistant of Alkaline & Clay Soil
  • Drought Tolerant

Long name, but amazingly vivid landscape shrub! The Proven Winners® Color Choice® Double Play® Artisan® Spiraea (Spiraea japonica 'Galen') will be an outstanding addition to your garden this year!

One of the most colorful Spirea, or Spiraea as they're sometimes known, these deciduous shrubs are very low-maintenance and easy-to-grow!

Sultry deep purple and plum red new growth appear in spring and mature to deep-green foliage with purple tinges as the foliage matures throughout the year.

Forming a dense and compact rounded shrub that naturally won't need much pruning and has more vivid color than other Spiraea varieties.

Summer brings purple-plum buds that burst open into deep fuchsia blooms that are flat-topped clusters of frilly dainty blooms.

How to Use Artisan® Spirea In The Landscape

Artisan starts the year off with rich purple-red new growth in spring. The vivid color and pink summer flowers of Double Play Spiraeas are long-lasting and low-maintenance plants. The Compact, mounded shape of this plant means it fits in all garden sizes and styles.

Bold color like this deserves to be in the spotlight! Use Artisan Spirea as a focal point and specimen plant around the garden. Plant one as an accent in your favorite garden urn or on a raised berm to further set this amazing plant apart from the rest!

Place it against a garden wall, at the end of a path or in front of a backdrop of greenery. Or, create garden vignettes by planting a curved row of these impressive shrubs around a focal point, garden seating or sculpture!

The color of these adaptable, carefree designer shrubs adds vibrant character while the lacy leaves with two-tone coloration add texture. Plant among mixed-shrub beds or lining walkways in rows to boost curb appeal exponentially.

Pollinator gardens, Roses and your perennial gardens all benefit from the addition of this colorful plant. Pollinators, hummingbirds and butterflies will be flocking to these bright blooms!

Growing a compact 2-3 foot tall and wide, Artisan Spirea is sized perfectly for containers and planters, you can now have this dynamic shrub within arms reach on your patios, terraces, balconies and to enliven your front steps!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Adaptable and resilient, Artisan Spirea tolerates full sun in the cooler growing zones of 3 through 9, and part sun in the warmer end of that climate range.

Spirea are not particular about soil type, any well-draining soil from slightly acidic to alkaline, sand, clay to rich and organic will allow Spirea to thrive.

With average moisture needs, keep well watered throughout the initial establishment period and afterward, Spirea should only require supplemental water during drought and extremely hot summers.

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Spirea bloom on new wood, be sure to only prune either right after they flower in summer, or in late winter or very early spring before you see new growth.

For incredible depth of color, character and bold blooms, your garden will receive a big boost from the addition of this incredible shrub. Order your own Proven Winners® Color Choice® Double Play® Artisan® Spirea from Nature Hills, and we promise you won't be disappointed!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® Color Choice® Double Play® Artisan® Spiraea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Spiraea japonica DOUBLE PLAY 'Galen'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 24 - 30 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Red Aged to Blue Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes