Spirea love a hard trim in the winter as they will pop back out more full and colorful the following year. Proven Winners Spirea in particular have more vibrant colors in both leaf and flower than the older spirea. One thing that noone ever really talks about is their fall leaf change, it can be a deep red, a bright orange, or a pale yellow. Spirea are also as tough, they can handle really cold temps.
Double Play® Blue Kazoo® Spirea
Spiraea media 'SMSMBK' USPP 26,655
Cool blue tinged foliage is the perfect contrast to this hardy plant's crisp cotton white blooms. Hints of burgundy in the new growth later transform into soft rose blush foliage color it develops in fall. Deadheading the flowers will produce repeat blooms. This deciduous plant matures to a height and width of two to three feet. Uses include mass planting, foundation, low hedge, container, cutting garden, rock garden, wildlife garden, or beautiful border along patios, walkways, and entryways.