Should you cut back spirea bushes?
You should actually prune your spirea more than once a year, at least twice. Give it a good trim after it flowers in the spring by cutting back the tips of the stems to the top leaf bud. More drastically cutting back spirea should occur in the fall or in late winter to early spring.
Do spirea bushes spread?
Spirea comes in a variety of sizes and spreads. The smaller varieties tend to have spreads that range between 18 to 24 inches, while the larger varieties can have spreads as wide as four to six feet. Always give your spirea enough space to grow without colliding with their neighbor.
How do you winterize spirea bushes?
Using winter mulch is recommended as it helps to keep the shrub moisturized and prevents the lower stem being weakened due to freezing and thawing. Most spirea varieties react well to being pruned during the late winter season.
Are spirea bushes toxic to dogs?
Some varieties are actually resistant to urine such as Weigela, Spirea, Snowball Viburnum and Karl Foerster grass. In general though, choosing ornamental shrubs and hardy perennials, herbs, and grasses is smart for dog owners.
How to grow and care for spirea bushes?
Growing Tips 1 Spirea are tolerant of some shade, but full sun produces more flowers with more vibrant colors and brighter fall color. 2 Ensure your shrubs are spaced properly with adequate room to grow to maturity. 3 Avoid overfertilizing. 4 Deadhead flowers after blooming to tidy up plants and encourage reblooming.
What kind of spirea is white with white flowers?
Reeves spirea ( S. cantoniensis) is a white, single-flowered shrub with a white bridal wreath growth habit. The straight species is rarely encountered, whereas double-flowered cultivars are more common in South Carolina landscapes.
How tall does a Spirea grow in South Carolina?
Reeves spirea ( S. cantoniensis) is a white, single-flowered shrub with a white bridal wreath growth habit. The straight species is rarely encountered, whereas double-flowered cultivars are more common in South Carolina landscapes. The shrub grows 5 to 6 feet tall.
Is the spirea plant invasive in the US?
Invasiveness: Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica) is considered invasive in the Southeast US. Because of this potential, Japanese spirea and its cultivars are not recommended as suggested landscape plants*. Bumalda spireas (S. x bumalda) are crosses between S. japonica var. albiflora and S. japonica.