How do you prune a golden spirea?
- Remove spent goldflame spirea blooms directly after they brown by sliding your pruning shears down the flower stem to the connecting branch or to a new leaf.
- Cut back any dead or broken branches as soon as they're noticed.
Herein, when should spirea be pruned?
Wait until late winter or early spring to cut back the spireas. Though spirea species that bloom on the previous year's growth are normally pruned in summer after the flowering period, all spireas should be rejuvenated in late winter to early spring.
Secondly, should spirea be deadheaded? Deadheading is the process of cutting off flowers that have faded. This process isn't a requirement for the spirea, but it can be very beneficial. Deadheading will prevent the production of seeds in the fall and can save you a lot of cleanup work.
Similarly, you may ask, can you trim spirea in the summer?
These shrubs will flower in either the spring or mid-summer, depending on the species. To get the best blooms, BrightView horticulturist Scott Kopitskie recommends giving your spirea a rejuvenation prune. Don't be afraid of damaging your shrub; it will grow back in time for the season.
How do you keep Spirea blooming?
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. You can also shape the shrub at this time.