The reason pivots on the fact that pruning now will remove the tight/compact summer growth that is desirable, and leave you with a winter's worth of leggy growth/long internodes that's quite undesirable.
OTOH, if you wait until spring to prune, you'll be removing the winters undesirable growth and replacing it with tight summer growth. If you trim these spirea varieties at other times of the year, such as during the winter, the limbs may not be able to recover from the pruning stress; branches will slowly wither, showing stunted. Spirea Pink – Pruning, Winter Care and Fertilizing.
Spirea Pink (summer blooming), includes A. W., Daphne, Dolchica, Goldflame, Goldmound, Limemoumd, Little Princess, Magic Carpet, Neon Flash, Norman, Shirobana and Japanese White. Prune these shrubs in early spring before they leaf out. Remove 50% to 75% of the top of the shrub maintaining a mounded form.
Jun 23, Although the pruning of spirea is the central axis of this article, it does not stop being one of several of the caution that this bush needs to be healthy, strong and beautiful. In this section we will see the key care of spirea. Sun: these shrubs prefer locations in full sun or with slight shade. If they are placed in places of exessive shadow, development will be delayed. May 07, Spirea that’s not pruned or pruned to the ground each spring has a casual, loose habit.
In early spring, before the leaf buds start to swell, cut all of the stems down so they’re 4 to 6 in. tall. You can use pruning shears and cut one at a time or hedge clippers and simply cut them all off at once - it makes no difference. In a few weeks, new growth will sprout, creating a full dense plant that will be.
Oct 25, Winter Pruning Care. Most spirea varieties react well to being pruned during the late winter season. The removal of weathered flowers, i.e.
deadheading, during winters ensures new growth during the spring season. This also encourages repeated blooming in the.