Can I trim spirea in the fall?
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Simply so, can I cut my spirea to the ground?
The spirea genus (Spiraea spp.) Spireas are cut back to the ground so that new, healthy shoots can grow.
One may also ask, when should I trim spirea bushes? Lightly trimming you spirea after blooming will extend this shrub's season of interest. The second pruning should occur in late fall or early spring. This pruning will usually be a more drastic trim and you will remove more plant material from the plant than during the spring/summer prune previously discussed.
Simply so, is it OK to trim bushes in the fall?
Cut back shrubs grown primarily for their foliage, such as barberry and burning bush, almost anytime except in late autumn. New growth that starts after late-season pruning won't harden off properly before winter. If you want to do major pruning, it's best to cut the shrub back when it is dormant in winter.
How do you take care of a spirea bush?
The spirea shrub does best when planted in full sun or light shade. Planting the shrub in full shade results in stunted growth, and a reduction in the number and size of blooms. Position your spirea in an area with well-drained soil, as they do not like wet feet.