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Mar 30, Plan on pruning a spirea bush at least twice a year. Regular, scheduled trimming promotes good health and new growth. Removal of dead or excess branches allows sunlight better penetration to the interior and lower branches. Pruning also improves airflow, which is vital to the wellbeing of the spirea. Without proper airflow, fungal diseases thrive. Lastly, routine pruning solves Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
Oct ozone removal and trees, Spirea shrubs respond well to pruning.
In the spring, after the first blooms are spent, cut the dead flowers back by trimming spirea’s stem tips back to the topmost leaf on each stem. Throughout the summer, the plants shape can be maintained by cutting back overgrown spirea shoots or stems as well as any dead or diseased branches. Mar 02, You should actually prune your spirea more than once a year, at least twice.
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Give it a good trim after it flowers in the spring by cutting back the tips of the stems to the top leaf bud. This removes the dead blossoms and also may trigger a second blooming and new leaf growth. You can also shape the shrub at this time.
Landscaper and Master Gardener Pat Seibel shares pro tips for pruning Proven Winners Double Play Spiraea in early spring. May 07, Spirea that’s not pruned or pruned to the ground each spring has a casual, loose habit. In early spring, before the leaf buds start to swell, cut all of the stems down so they’re 4 to 6 in. tall. You can use pruning shears and cut one at a time or hedge clippers and simply cut them all off at once - it makes no bushmulch.bar: Jim Childs.
Nov 23, You can wait to prune summer flowering shrubs until late winter or early spring, while they're still dormant, as the flower buds are formed in spring.
This prevents the plant spreading via suckering.
Pruning Spirea that are overgrown is a great way to get your garden back under control. I'll show you where, how and when to renewal prune your bushmulch.bar p.