Spiraea japonica 'Galen'

Double Play Artist, a short spirea that emerges in spring with rich purple-red leaves that turn blue-green for summer, has burgundy foliage in autumn. (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

There’s something about spirea

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

From traditional cultivars to newer, longer — and larger — blooming ones, versatile Japanese spireas (Spiraea japonica cvs.) will work in any garden.

Double Play Artist, a short spirea introduced by Proven Winners, displays cheerful fall foliage. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

New spirea: the last colourful plant

Judith Adam

The leaves fell from most every plant this week, with the exception of a new spirea that surprised me with ...