Double Play® Big Bang™ Spirea

Size
Spiraea x ‘Tracy’ Big Bang™ PP#21,588
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b
Big Bang™ does indeed go big, with massive pink flowers larger than you’d ever expect on a spirea. They are set against bright yellow foliage for an extra pop in the landscape. Like all Double Play® spireas, this one has both colorful flowers and colorful foliage. It needs little pruning to keep its compact size, but deadheading the flowers may encourage rebloom.
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Woody Ornamentals - Flowering Shrubs
Growth Size:   Low Shrub - 2 to 3 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding - Compact
Features:   Easy To Grow, Excellent Foliage Color
Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy
Attracts:   Hummingbirds
Garden Ideas:   
Entryway
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Large Flowers
Massive pink flowerheads that bloom in summer
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Gold
Orange new growth
Landscape Uses:    Beds
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
Double Play® Big Bang™ Spirea is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Shrub - 2 to 3 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   3-4 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Spring-flowering shrubs and trees bloom on buds that formed on growth from the previous season, also known as “old wood.” Do not prune these plants in late winter or before they bloom in early spring! If you do, you will be cutting off the flower buds. If pruning is needed, do it in late spring, soon after the shrub has finished blooming. This will allow time for new growth and buds to form in late summer and fall, which will bear another season of blooms next spring.
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b

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