Mar 30, Prune away old, mature canes to make way for new growth. Old canes may still produce foliage, but they prevent growth and block the sun from reaching the lower branches. Cut them off at the base of the plant. In the fall or late-winter, prune the spirea again. This trim is Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Oct 25, Spirea shrubs respond well to pruning. In the spring, after the first blooms are spent, cut the dead flowers back by trimming spirea’s stem tips back to the topmost leaf on each stem.
Throughout the summer, the plants shape can be maintained by cutting back overgrown spirea shoots or stems as well as any dead or diseased branches.
As with other late-spring flowering shrubs, prune"Goldmound" spirea in late winter to early spring before new growth begins. 1 Wipe the blades of your hand pruners with full-strength household.
Like most other shrub-type spireas, the Goldflame blooms crimson-colored flowers on new wood in the summer. Pruning time is late winter or early spring, just before the buds set for the new year. Mar 02, 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. Jun 28, Not all bushes respond well to the drastic operation of rejuvenation pruning, but spirea is one that does. Prune it in late winter or early spring to rejuvenate an old Gold Mound spirea. May 03, These types of spireas bloom on new stems that grow from older ones, so if there is strong young basal growth, you will want to encourage it.
Cut out about a third of the old, thick wood to the base (you may need a pruning saw for this job, or loppers may be strong enough).
Pruning spirea: Don’t hesitate to give spireas a liberal pruning, if needed, to maintain their shape and to remove dead or broken branches.
This is best done in late winter or early spring.