Plant Library

Spirea Candy Corn

Common Name: Spirea

Botanical Name: Spiraea japonica 'NCSX1'

Variety: Candy Corn

Blossom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Jun

Zone: 3 to 7

Exposure: Sun to Part Sun

Mature Height: 2-3'

Mature Width: 2-3'

Notes: The show starts in earliest spring, when the new growth emerges bright candy apple red. As it matures, it turns pineapple yellow, and the new growth continues to emerge bright orange all season. Top it off with dark purple flowers in late spring/early summer, and you've got a display you really have to see to believe.