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Double Play® Gold Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Yan'

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Double Play® Gold Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Yan') at Platt Hill Nursery

Double Play® Gold Spirea flowers

Double Play® Gold Spirea flowers

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Double Play® Gold Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Yan') at Platt Hill Nursery

Double Play® Gold Spirea in bloom

Double Play® Gold Spirea in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Double Play® Gold Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Yan') at Platt Hill Nursery

Double Play® Gold Spirea foliage

Double Play® Gold Spirea foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Group/Class:  Double Play Series

Brand:  Proven Winners


An outstanding shrub for color effect in the garden, with glowing golden foliage which emerges yellow; flat-topped clusters of contrasting hot pink flowers in early summer are visually stunning; forms a dense, compact mound that is neat and tidy

Ornamental Features

Double Play® Gold Spirea features showy clusters of hot pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive brick red flower buds. It has attractive gold foliage with hints of chartreuse which emerges yellow in spring. The small serrated pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Double Play® Gold Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Double Play® Gold Spirea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Double Play® Gold Spirea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.

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