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I have just identified a plant as Goldflame Spirea. Am I best cutting down to base level in spring or leaving a few inches, also can I split it with spade and replant?




its a woody shrub so you are best giving it a good prune [down to 6 -12"] now really. It wont split but if you want to take cuttings then a non flowering shot in the summer is your best optin.

24 Mar, 2012


We prune ours down to about a foot, but after flowering rather than in Spring. If we do not remove all the spent flower heads then we get hundreds of seedlings all round the bush.

25 Mar, 2012


I think the Spireas are very easy about shaving bits/lots off them to get the height and control you want. It is only a short time ago I pruned about 8 inches off one of them before it got too active. It is now a wonderful colour made by tiny shoots. Also a much better shape and height. A bit late to prune now if in active growth. you have all the time between end of flowering and early spring to severely or gently prune.

25 Mar, 2012

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