Spirea

Cutting Back Spirea


Anonymous added on April 19, 2016 | Answered

Will my spirea die if i cut it hard back? It has grown very sparsely. The branches are long with few leaves and not many flowers. I am afraid to cut it hard back in case it will not grow at all. :-(


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
JeffreyGardener
Answered on April 19, 2016

Yes, you can cut your spirea back to about six to eight inches from the ground. If it is a spring-blooming spirea you will most likely not see flowers this year. If it is an established plant and a summer-blooming one, then it should bloom by August or September. Now would normally be the time you'd trim back a summer-blooming spirea anyway.

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Spirea

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.