Double Play® Pink Spirea

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The fluffy, frothy pink blooms of Double Play® Pink Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFP') will have you doing a double take when you see the gorgeous color array from spring until fall! Emerging with red tips, the lush foliage quickly turns deep green. Also emerging bright red, the buds quickly pop open to show their great hues!

The vibrant dark and light pink blooms are delicate, lacy, and draw butterflies in droves. Easily adding a pop of color everywhere, Double Play Pink Spirea is so tolerant and works well with other plants too! The short, lance-shaped foliage forms a lovely small-scale, neatly-shaped shrub all growing season!

Green foliage is tipped with deep rose to burgundy before erupting into shocking blooms. Talk about a double take! Forming a lovely mounded shrub, the blooms just keep coming from spring till frost! Hardy in USDA growing zones 3-9, these shrubs are incredibly cold and heat tolerant! Usually not bothered by deer or rabbits, you will be visited by loads of pollinators!

Planting and Application:

Double Play® Pink Spirea creates gorgeous foundation plantings. It lines and edges a garden or border with color all season. Pollinator gardens and mixed shrub plantings will benefit as well, and Double Play® is perfectly suited to add that juicy pop of color to your mixed garden beds and creates an incredible block of visual impact as a border or hedge and are spectacular when planted en masse!

Create a vivid wave of color when planted in swaths or groupings, and define your landscape with a solid border that will turn heads! Plus Double Play® Spirea is colorful enough to hold its own in containers and planters too! Just imagine a brilliant row of Spirea as an impressive accent to porch and patio plantings that will have your home stand out from the rest!

  • Bright Pink & Light Pink Frothy Blooms
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Deep Green Foliage With Red Tips
  • Deer Avoid It & Butterflies Love it
  • En Masse, Containers, Hedges, Foundations & Edging

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Spiraea shrubs are tough plants that tolerate nearly any condition! Loving the full sun and tolerating a wide range of soils and even urban environments. As long as it is well-drained and not soggy, these shrubs do fantastic in your landscape! Then, these shrubs are xeric and drought tolerant. But for the healthiest shrub provide regular moisture in times of need. Prune, deadhead, or shear plants immediately after flowering.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Most Types of Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune/Deadhead After Flowering
  • Tough Tolerant & Appreciates & Mulched Beds

Prepare to do a double-take! Order your Double Play® Pink Spirea from Nature Hills Nursery today before it's too late! Hurry and grab this fantastic shrub for your landscape today!

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Double Play® Pink Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Spiraea japonica 'SMNSJMFP'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No