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Q.What Is Wrong With My Magic Carpet Spirea?

Zone 03823 | KStantonNH added on August 31, 2020 | Answered

We planted two Magic Carpet Spirea in early summer and they were doing well, but now seem to be dying. It’s been a relatively dry summer, but we’ve watered them once or twice weekly as needed (more when first planted). They are in mulch beside a rose bush and two trees which filled out so the Spirea primarily gets morning sun and afternoon shade. We’re grateful for any advice!

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Answered on September 1, 2020

Unfortunately, it may have received a little too much water at some point! This looks to be a bad blight. Blights can be exacerbated by wet weather, or caused by unclean pruning tools, usually.

Here is an article that will help:


This article will help you to know the care requirements for the shrub:


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