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 Doozie® Spirea
Spiraea japonica 'NCSX2' PP30,953
Proven Winners has created a spirea that is both beautiful and non-invasive! The Double Play Doozie® Spirea offers a brilliant pop of color during the hot dry months when other plants have started to give up the ghost. It is the only red-blooming spirea currently available, and the eye-catching bloom is accented by its new foliage--which emerges red, then turns to yellow and green. A real show-stopper!