Mar 30, Shape the spirea during this rejuvenation pruning, also.
Creating a professional-looking, rounded shrub is easy. Tie a rope around the middle of the spirea. Using sharp hedge shears, cut straight across the top of the bush.
When the rope is removed, the bush pops back nicely rounded. Prune the bush throughout the year as shrubpruning.buzzted Reading Time: 5 mins. Mar 02, You should actually prune your spirea more than once a year, at least twice.
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. Oct 25, 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.
You can wack it anytime except for late fall and still get blooms, I mow mine off every spring with the mower. Frank. ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5. 10 years ago. for more info google RENOVATION PRUNING OF FLOWERING SHRUBS. for a 3 year project of reducing your plant did it for you. check out the link. Prune these shrubs in early spring before they leaf out.
Remove 50% to 75% of the top of the shrub maintaining a mounded form. Remove the heaviest canes all the way to the ground. After your Little Princess Spirea has finished flowering prune back or"deadhead" the spent flowers.
This will promote re-blooming. An easy way to deadhead is to lightly shear the whole bush rather than trying to prune every flower.
This light pruning will also help to maintain the shape and compact nature of the plant. 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 difference.
In a few weeks, new growth will sprout, creating a full.