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Double Play™ Big Bang Spiraea japonica
Orange spring foliage turns golden yellow for summer and fall.
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Double Play™ Big Bang Spiraea japonica

Item # 36043
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Biggest Blooms Yet!

Repeats all summer!
Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: 'Tracy'

We believe this exciting new shrub is misnamed. It's not a double play at all--it's a triple! The foliage unfurls bright pumpkin orange in spring (one play). Then it turns rich yellow-gold for summer and fall (another play). And finally, it offers the largest pink bloom clusters we have ever seen on a Spiraea (hat trick!).

Just 2 to 3 feet high and wide, Big Bang packs a lot of color into very little space. The leaves are wide and gently serrated, standing out nicely. The blooms are flattopped and very showy, bringing butterflies and bees on the wing throughout their season. (Hummingbirds don?t mind an occasional sip of their nectar, either.) So much larger and showier than other Spiraea cultivars, these pink blooms are attention-getting from way across the sunny garden!

Big Bang needs no pruning, but if you want to shape it, do so right after it finishes blooming, since it will flower on new wood. Deer tend to leave it alone, and it forms a naturally plump, bushy shape that looks natural without being scraggly. Everything is just better on Big Bang!

Give this shrub plenty of sunshine to light shade, well-drained soil, and adequate water for best growth and blooming. That's all there is to it. New colors and looks for every season, plenty of winged visitors--Big Bang repays just a little attention with so much beauty! Zones 4-9.

Genus Spiraea
Species japonica
Variety 'Tracy'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 24 in - 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Gold, Orange, Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Restrictions Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Sign of Spring
from wrote (January 24, 2013):
The catalog is very nice and a sign of spring. I used to live in the Western part of South Carolina so I went there often and picked up what I ordered. But now I'm on the coast so must pay delivery. The $20.00 off was a welcome savings.