Oct 25, Fall is the time for the most severe pruning of spirea. With sharp shears, cut each stem back to about 8 inches (20 cm.) from the ground.
Don’t. Nov 23, How to Cut Spirea to the Ground. The spirea genus (Spiraea spp.) includes more than 80 species of shrubs known for their showy clusters of small flowers in shades of yellow, white, pink and purple.
Sep 18, In order to tell if a Spirea shrub is dead, the branches must be thoroughly looked at. If they are brown, brittle, and fall right out when touched, then the bush is probably dead.
Jul 18, Don’t be afraid to really cut back your plant. If you’re nervous about pruning, don’t worry- spireas can cope with a good pruning and it’s hard to be too brutal with them. A spirea will grow back from the most severe pruning%. The best time to rejuvenate large, overgrown shrubs is late winter or early spring (March or early April). Heavy pruning in late winter or early spring will reduce or eliminate the flower display for 2 or 3 years.
However, rejuvenation pruning will restore the health of the shrubs. The best time to prune healthy, well-maintained spring. Sep 09, I have cut back my Burning bushes in the spring, fall and winter. The following year depending on weather conditions I will be trimming off any where from 12 to 18 inches of new growth.
After watching the video I’m going to cut a few way back and see if I can skip a year or two in between prunings. Spirea bushes are generally simple plants to grow as long as the growing conditions and care are ideal. Two common diseases can cause the plant to die off. If you have a spirea bush that is dying, it could be a disease or another reason concerning the region or care.