Spiraea Double Play® Dolly™ Spirea

Cold Hardy, Petite Shrub with a Unique Color Combination for Spirea
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Features to Note


3 - 8

Mature Height

2.4 Feet

Mature Width

2.4 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance


Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs variety, Spiraea Double Play® Dolly™ is a deciduous perennial shrub offering 3 seasons of interest, blooming late spring through summer. A unique color combination for spirea, purple flowers "pop" against bright yellow foliage. The foliage emerges with a flush of orange red in early spring before being smothered in flat-topped clusters of tiny flowers in late spring. The flowers have a slight, sweet fragrance and sustain pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds.

A Spiraea japonica, also known as Japanese spiraea or Japanese meadowsweet, Double Play Dolly is an all-around tough bush and a classic landscape plant. It has a neat, compact, mounded habit and makes a lovely specimen for beds; a great filler for a thriller-filler-spiller container garden; and an excellent choice for edging and borders.

Easy to grow, low maintenance, and cold hardy, spirea grows best in sunny to partly sunny locations with average medium moist, well-draining soils but tolerates a wide range of soils, including clay, except for very wet soils. Double Play Dolly is also drought tolerant and deer resistant. Blooms are borne on new wood, so any desired pruning should be done in early spring. Trim after blooming for a flush of colorful new growth and some rebloom.


Genus: Spiraea
Species: japonica
Variety: 'SMNSJSA'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Shrubs
Bloom Season Start: Late Spring
Bloom Season End: Early Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Habit: Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low: 3
USDA Zone High: 8
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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