Jan 04, Since sweet pea shrubs bloom nearly year around in your climate, you'll want to choose a time between bloom cycles to prune your shrubs. If they've gotten quite leggy, you may have to prune them in separate sessions to reduce the size and encourage them to fill out. The important thing is not to remove more than one-third of the live plant. Jul 10, Prune sweet shrub in early summer, after flowering. Sweet Shrub requires little in the way of maintenance, but you may like to prune it to keep the plant in shape and prevent it from growing too wide.
Pruning should be done immediately after flowering, which means in the early summer%. May 01, It seems sweet Betsy can be a fickle lady. Also known as sweet shrub, Carolina allspice, strawberry shrub, spicebush and sweet bubby bush, this native ornamental, which grows 6 to 9 feet high, produces masses of blossoms that, depending on the plant, can range in. Prune immediately after flowering to shape or maintain compactness.
It has a suckering habit meaning those suckering branches need to be maintained unless you want this plant to naturalize in your landscape. Prune the plant to shape immediately after flowering as the flowers are produced on last year's wood. Propagate this plant by seed. Sweetspire Itea – Pruning, Winter Care and Fertilizing If needed, prune these early summer flowering shrubs soon after they have bloomed. Prune the plant to improve the shape and reduce its size but, be careful not to remove more than 30% of the top growth.
Make 6-inch or 8-inch cuts around the shrub with a pair of hedge pruning shears. Focus on snipping growth from the top and sides of the shrub to encourage new growth and shape as desired. 2. May 23, One of the things that make sweet pea bush care so easy is that it needs little or no pruning. If you need to control the size, you can give it a light trim any time of year.
The stems on older shrubs may become woody. In that case, you can cut it to about 10 inches ( cm.) above the ground and let it regrow.