Mar 30, Wondering when to prune spirea bushes? The best time to prune spirea is after the first flowering. For a spring-blooming cultivar, a good time will be in late spring.
For a summer-blooming variety, this will be in mid-summer. During the spirea trim, cut Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
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 worry that the plant won’t bounce back.
In the spring, spirea will reward you’re courageous pruning with new stems and plenty of blossoms.
Mar 02, 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. As with other late-spring flowering shrubs, prune"Goldmound" spirea in late winter to early spring before new growth begins.
Prune back any goldflame sprirea branches to control height or width in the late winter or early spring. Make cuts to keep a desired shape or simply to refresh the plant.
Jun 23, There are several tools that you will need to perform your pruning or trimming of a spirea. Each of them is appropriate for different cases depending on age, time of year, type of pruning, etc. Hand Pruning Shears: Stems up to half inch in diameter can be pruned with hand shears.
Lopping Shears: It is suitable to use on stems between half inch and 2 inches in diameter.