What can I plant with spirea bushes?

Many shrub roses and perennials work well as companion plants with Spireas. Groundcovers and groundcover Junipers also work well as companion plants for this group.

Many shrub roses and perennials work well as companion plants with Spireas. Groundcovers and groundcover Junipers also work well as companion plants for this group.

Likewise, when should I trim my spirea bushes? More drastically cutting back spirea should occur in the fall or in late winter to early spring. Remove any dead branches and use this trimming to shape the shrub. Cutting it way back will stimulate new growth in tighter clusters so that you can get a more rounded, compact shrub shape.

Similarly one may ask, how do you take care of spirea bushes?

The spirea shrub does best when planted in full sun or light shade. Planting the shrub in full shade results in stunted growth, and a reduction in the number and size of blooms. Position your spirea in an area with well-drained soil, as they do not like wet feet.

How do I get my spirea to bloom again?

Cut back the tips of most spirea varieties immediately following the first flush of spring flowers. Trim the stem tips back to the topmost leaf bud on each stem, using clean shears. Maintain the shape of the shrub as you prune. Tip pruning removes the dead blossoms and may encourage new flower bud formation.

What colors do spirea come in?

Most spireas bloom in late spring to midsummer. Flower colors include pink, red, yellow, and white, depending on the variety. Some types have colorful fall foliage. Size depends on the species and variety, and can range from 2 to 10 feet tall and wide.

Does spirea bloom on old or new wood?

Bud Development 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.

Where should I plant a bridal wreath bush?

Bridal wreath spirea prefers a sunny or partially shaded location in almost any type of soil, and it doesn’t require any soil amendments. In early spring after the threat of frost has passed, dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide. If you’re planting more than one, space the holes at least 6 feet apart.

How fast does bridal wreath spirea grow?

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS Botanical Name Spiraea prunifolia Mature Spread 6 – 8 feet Soil Type Widely Adaptable Sun Exposure Full Sun Growth Rate Fast

How do you plant a bridal wreath spirea?

Spiraea ‘Arguta’ bridal wreath Position: full sun. Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Rate of Growth: average to fast. Flowering period: April and May. Hardiness: fully hardy. Garden care: Immediately after flowering prune flowered shoots to strong buds.

How do you care for a bridal spirea wreath?

Water the bridal wreath spireas weekly to a 1-inch soil depth during their first summer in the garden, and then cease summer watering except during periods of extreme heat. Provide the same level of supplemental water during winter if no rain falls for longer than one week. Avoid spraying water on the foliage.

Do spirea lose their leaves in winter?

All Spireas are deciduous and lose their leaves in the winter. Most bloom between March and May in our area. Some varieties will produce a second set of flowers if the worn out blooms are pruned off.

Can spirea grow in shade?

Spirea are dense, rounded shrubs that don’t need coddled. They’re extremely cold tolerant and will accept part sun conditions. Newer types come in bright colors and more compact sizes that stay neat as they grow. It’s an attractive accent plant that will tolerate some sun, though its best color occurs in shade.

Is there a dwarf spirea?

Dwarf Spirea Varieties. Dwarf spirea shrubs form spreading mounds covered with flower clusters in summer and early fall. The shrubs thrive in U. S. Department of Agriculture climate zones 9 and 10. All dwarf spirea are deciduous and have a leafless dormancy period.

Are spirea shrubs deer resistant?

The first two “deer resistant’ plants I would like to mention are Spirea and Barberry. These deciduous shrubs are both very popular for their colorful foliage, and in the case of Spirea, for its summer blooms. These plants are also drought tolerant once established.

How do you move a spirea bush?

How to Transplant Spiraea Shrubs Remove the spirea from the ground by digging around the drip line of the shrub and deep enough to remove most of the root system. Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root mass of the shrub and 2 inches deeper, in an area that receives full sunlight. Spread 2 inches of organic compost in the bottom of the hole.

How do you fertilize spirea?

They only require an annual feeding of granular all-purpose fertilizer. This feeding can be done either in the fall or in early spring. To apply the fertilizer just sprinkle the granules around the base of your spirea. If you overfeed your spirea you can end up burning the plant, which can kill it.