How do you prune a goldflame spirea japonica?

Compact and easy to grow, it makes an excellent informal, low hedge or groundcover plant for a sunny well-drained border. Garden care: Deadhead after flowering. In early spring, hard prune the flowered stems to a permanent framework 10-15cm above the ground.

When should I prune spirea japonica?

It is best to prune after flowering, which for the spring flowering varieties such as Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ (illustrated,) will be in late spring/early summer.

How do you prune spirea japonica UK?

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. This removes the dead blossoms and also may trigger a second blooming and new leaf growth. You can also shape the shrub at this time.

How far back can you cut spirea?

Trim back overgrown spireas or those that produced sparse foliage on the lower stems severely in fall after the foliage begins to fall off, to keep the shrubs shaped and compact. Cut back each stem to within 8 to 12 inches of the ground.

Does spirea bloom on old wood?

Spring-bloom spirea produce buds the year before they bloom, which means they blossom on old growth. These buds begin to set the autumn before they open. Meanwhile, summer-blooming types blossom on new growth, since they develop buds in the spring just a season before they open.

Does spirea grow on old or new wood?

All spirea shrubs produce flowers on new wood, which is why cutting back spirea shrubs is so important. Spirea pruning not only rejuvenates the plant and encourages blooming, but it also helps to restrain the size of the shrub.

Why does my spirea not bloom?

The flower buds on bridal wreath spirea are formed during the previous year and could have been damaged by an unusually harsh winter. Also if the shrub is pruned at the wrong time (too late in the summer or in the fall) then the flower buds will be removed and the shrub will not bloom the next year.

Does spirea flower on old wood?

Shrubs which flower on old wood are: Forsythia, Rhododendron and Azalea, Rosemary all illustrated above and Magnolia, Hamamelis Witch Hazel, Lilac, Philadelphus, Spiraea, Viburnum, Weigela, Winter flowering Jasmine, Lonicera fragrantissim the winter flowering honeysuckle, Deutzias, and Camellia.

What month do you prune hydrangeas?

Autumn is the time to ‘dead head’ or prune off spent flowers. Winter is the main period of pruning (wait until frosts have gone in cooler zones though). Losing their leaves for us makes it easy to see what we’re doing!

What kind of flower is goldflame Spirea japonica?

Spirea japonica ‘Goldflame’ is a colourful shrub. The foliage emerges bronze-red in spring, maturing to bright yellow and then green. From midsummer clusters of dark pink flowers appear, contrasting the glowing foliage. Compact and easy to grow, it makes a fantastic low hedge.

What’s the best way to prune a Spiraea japonica?

Prune less severely, if desired, by removing up to half of the dormant plant’s branches. Prune uniformly over the surface of the shrub to develop evenly spaced new branches and good flower coverage in the summer. This method reshapes a specimen while helping the shrub produce new shoots to carry the summer’s blossoms.

When is the best time to prune goldflame Spirea?

Goldflame spirea does not need excessive pruning. The plant blooms on new wood, so in the late winter or early spring while the shrub is still dormant, prune off any dead or damaged branches. Also, clean up the shrub’s shape if necessary by taking out any unsightly or weak stems.

Where can I find Spiraea japonica in California?

Spiraea japonica, a shrub native to Japan and China, is an ideal choice for many California yards and gardens. It adapts to a variety of growing conditions and provides a display of colorful flower clusters in Sunset zones A2, A3, 2-10, 14-21 and 32-41.