Removing Blooms

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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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.



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