Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea
A fashion show in your garden!
Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea (Spiraea media 'SMSMBK') is a three season kaleidoscope of color for your garden. It runs through the deepest and most rich colors of the rainbow for you throughout the year.
In spring it covers itself with wine-burgundy new foliage. It then quickly turns to its formal suit of moody blue-green leaves. (There is such a richness in the colors that it seems the closer you look the deeper and more complex they get.) Then in the fall it puts on its holiday finery by turning vibrant red.
To put the proverbial ‘icing on the cake’ it also wears very showy crisp white flowers in spring and then again in summer! It really puts on quite the fashion show in the landscape.
This little mounding shrub is a sun-lover that reaches two to three feet tall and wide. It is the perfect size for any garden and has so many uses. It makes an eye-catching flowering hedge or fence row. Use it in large containers where you can see its color-show up close. It is beautiful in borders or beds, too. It looks great whether in wildlife gardens, cottage gardens or modern gardens. It is truly that versatile!
It is perfect to cut and use as filler in bouquets. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the nectar from the flowers, so it will keep your garden buzzing all season.
As an extra bonus, it is on the list of plants to use if you need to do firescaping around your house. Beautiful and practical!
Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea is a little workhorse for your garden. Order yours today!
* Very easy to grow
* Stunning color changes
* Flowering hedge
* Great for firescaping
* Disease resistant
* Perfect for containers
* Pollinator friendly
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Spiraea media 'SMSMBK'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained soils|
|Moisture||Water carefully to establish then as needed during dry periods.|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|