Spiraea × Double Play® Big Bang™
Common name: 
Double Play® Spirea
Big Bang™ Spirea
Painted Lady™ Spirea
Pronunciation: 
sp-i-REE-a
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Spiraea x 'Tracy'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf, deciduous shrub, upright, outwardly spreading, mounding habit; to 2-3 ft ( m) tall and a similar width.  Leaves alternate, simple, elliptical, margin serrated to small toothed, developing leaves are variegated orange-red becoming yellow-green in summer.  Has pink flowes borne in tight clusters, blooms for most of the summer..

  • Hardy to USDA Zone (3) 4      This hybrid plant was derived from an open-pollination of Spiraea fritschiana 'Wilma' as the seed parent with an unknown selection of Spiraea japonica as the pollen parent. The new plant was discovered and selected in Michigan in 2005 and designated ‘Tracy’.  The plant patent for Spiraea x 'Tracy' was issued December 28, 2010, USA plant patent 21,588.   Although a hybrid, it is often sold as a selection of Spiraea japonica.

  • Sun to partial shade, adaptable to most soils, regular watering

  • Corvallis: on the east side of First St. between Adams Ave. and Washingtn Ave.

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  • plants habit, flowering

    plants habit, flowering

  • flower clusters and leaves

    flower clusters and leaves

  • leaves

    leaves