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® Red Spirea
Spirea Japonica 'SMNSJMFR' PP# 21588
The Double Play® Red Spirea is a compact plant featuring beautiful red flowers over green foliage in the summer, and a burgundy red foliage in the spring. This shrub is easy to maintain and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
This plant is versatile enough to be planted where other plants have a hard time surviving, and the colors are beautiful enough that it works well however it is used in a landscape. The colors collect beautifully when planted in mass, works well as a border, and is enough to stand out by itself in a yard or container.