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Keep Your Spirea Bushes Looking Their Best With These Pruning Tips
When left to their own devices, spirea shrubs can quickly become overgrown and scraggly. Pruning your bushes at least twice a year will guarantee that they stay nice and neat.
Prune your plant as soon as it finishes flowering in late spring or mid-summer (depending on the variety) by cutting out any dead branches right back to the base of the plant.
For summer varieties, the second pruning session will be in the fall, while spring varieties should be trimmed in late spring to avoid accidentally removing blossoming branches.
Rejuvenate an overgrown spirea by cutting it back to around 2 to 3 feet above the ground and removing any dead branches. This will allow it to regrow in a more manageable manner.