Spirea
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Removing blooms

Zone Virginia | barbaritoc added on May 29, 2015 | Answered

I have two spireas - Little Princess and Goldenmound. I believe both are considered summer blooming variety. Do the flowers need removed as they die? If not, when. Also have a White Out Hydrangea. Same question.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 29, 2015

Pruning the spirea right after blooming is a good idea and keeps the garden looking tidy.

Your White Out Hydrangea should have all dead wood removed in the spring.
Then every 5 years prune out 1/3 old wood to the ground each spring to rejuvenate your plant.
Dead head old blossoms to encourage more blooms throughout it's growing season.
Here are a couple of links.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/spirea/growing-spirea-shrubs.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm

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