How do you prune an overgrown bridal wreath spirea?
Using bypass loppers or a small pruning saw, cut each branch as close to the ground or base of the plant as possible. As you remove each branch, step back and look at the shrub. Then remove the next branch. Repeat until you’ve cut out 1/3 of the oldest growth.
How do you care for a bridal spirea wreath?
Bridal wreath spirea prefers to grow in well-drained moist soil, though it is able to withstand some periods of drought. Water the plants weekly during the summer whenever rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
Are you supposed to cut back spirea?
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. More drastically cutting back spirea should occur in the fall or in late winter to early spring.
Does spirea bloom on old or new wood?
Spring-bloom spirea produce buds the year before they bloom, which means they blossom on old growth. These buds begin to set the autumn before they open. Meanwhile, summer-blooming types blossom on new growth, since they develop buds in the spring just a season before they open.
How do you trim spirea bushes for the winter?
Spireas are cut back to the ground so that new, healthy shoots can grow.Wait until late winter or early spring to cut back the spireas. Cut straight through each stem as close to the ground as possible so you don’t leave ugly stems protruding from the ground. Rake up leaves and other debris from around the plant base.
Do spirea have deep roots?
Spirea has a healthy and reasonably deep root system, so leave about two feet of the strongest stems above ground. Dig around to find the roots and cut them back.
Can you transplant bridal wreath?
Early spring, as soon as the soil can be dug with ease, is the best time to transplant trees and shrubs in a yard. Transplants are more likely to die if planted in the late summer and early fall.
How big does spirea get?
2 to 6 feet
Will spirea rebloom if deadheaded?
Cutting three to six inches off the stems of pink-flowering spireas will improve the appearance of the shrubs and promote new growth. If your spireas didn’t get cut back in the spring you can take as much as six to eight inches off now. When deadheaded in early July the plants will flower again.
How do I prepare spirea for winter?
Spread a 3-inch layer of organic mulch around the base of spirea shrubs before winter weather arrives. Compost or wood chips will stabilize the ground temperature, keep down weeds and amend the soil over time. Keep the mulch 4 to 6 inches from the stems of the plant.
When should hydrangeas be pruned?
In late winter or early spring, these shrubs can be cut all the way back to the ground. Smooth hydrangeas will produce much larger blooms if pruned hard like this each year, but many gardeners opt for smaller blooms on sturdier stems.
What time of year do you cut back butterfly bushes?
Butterfly bush, or buddleia, performs best when cut back hard in the late winter or very early spring before new growth begins. I usually do this at the same time that I prune my roses, which in my Zone 7 garden is late February or early March.
Can I trim my lilac bush in the spring?
The perfect time to prune a lilac bush is after the flowers have bloomed and faded. Spring-blooming shrubs should be pruned right after they have bloomed.