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Q.What Is The Best Shape For Spirea Bushes?

Zone 49017- zone 5 | Anonymous added on June 25, 2023 | Answered

I have two small,young spirea bushes. They are blooming for the first time. I want to trim them back, but wonder what the best shape should be?

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Answered on June 26, 2023

It's best to keep them in their natural shape, i.e., don't shear them like a boxwood. Deadhead the blooms by cutting the tips back. Some people like to shape them into a round shape, like in the instructions below:


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