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Spiraea japonica 'NCSX1'

Spirea, Double Play® Candy Corn™

A heavy hitter with a thrilling series of color! Bright candy apple red foliage emerges in spring and matures to a bold yellow, with a continuous topping of blazing orange all season long. It delivers an additional burst of color with its vibrant, red-violet blooms. Outstanding in mass plantings and low hedges, or as a border accent. Deciduous.

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18-24 in


18-30 in

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 7

Spiraea japonica 'NCSX1' Characteristics


  • Specimen
  • Border
  • Container
  • Mass Plant


  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average