cutting back spirea
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. :-(
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.