Whether you are introducing a container-grown spirea to the landscape or moving a spirea because it is no longer wanted or not performing well in a certain spot, spireas generally withstand transplant well. Whenever possible, transplant spireas in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins, or in fall.
- When can I move my spirea?
- How do you dig up a spirea?
- How do you replant spirea?
- Can I cut my spirea to the ground?
- How deep do spirea roots grow?
- Do spirea have deep roots?
- Are you supposed to cut back spirea?
- How do you stop spirea from spreading?
- Does spirea need full sun?
- Can you transplant spirea in summer?
- How do you save a transplanted Bush?
- How do you transplant a bridal wreath spirea?
- How far back can you prune spirea?
- Does spirea bloom on old wood?
- How do you take care of spirea bushes?
- How big do spirea bushes get?
- How deep are shrub roots?
- Can you grow may Bush from cuttings?
- How far away from the house should you plant shrubs?
- How do you kill spirea roots?
- How do you identify a spirea?
When can I move my spirea?
The two best times to move a summer-blooming spirea would be now through the end of October (when things cool off a bit and get damper) or next spring from April through mid-May. There's no need to trim the plants back first unless they're so big you can't get near the trunk to dig.
How do you dig up a spirea?
- 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 replant spirea?
You want to dig up the root ball, which is probably as wide as the drip line, or the outermost edge of the plant's branches. Start digging down and in at the drip line until you free the root ball. Moving a spirea shrub should be done as quickly as possible so the plant doesn't dry out.
Can I cut my spirea to the ground?
The spirea species (Spiraea spp.) ... To control the spirea's size and keep it blooming year after year, you should prune it back after blooming or when it's dormant in winter. If it's severely overgrown, cut it to the ground to rejuvenate the shrub.
How deep do spirea roots grow?
The depth of the roots really depends on the height. For example, an old fashioned bridal wreath spirea that is 10' x 20' will have roots about 30вЂќ deep. A smaller maturing one, Sundrop, will have roots close to 12-18вЂќ deep.
Do spirea have deep roots?
Spirea has a healthy and reasonably deep root system, so leave about two feet of the strongest stems above ground. Dig around to find the roots and cut them back.
Are you supposed to cut back spirea?
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.
How do you stop spirea from spreading?
Spirea will self seed and spread by rooting along the plant. Spirea japonicas are listed as a significant threat to natural areas. You can stop self seeding by deadheading the spent flowers before they set seed.
Does spirea need full sun?
Spireas (Spiraea species) are among the easiest flowering shrubs to grow. These attractive shrubs are fast growing and should be grown in full sun for best flowering. They can, however, tolerate partial shade. Some are spring bloomers; whereas others bloom in the summer.
Can you transplant spirea in summer?
The smaller, summer-blooming spirea is easier to move than the larger, more traditional bridal veil varieties. The best time to transplant a summer-blooming spirea is fall--through late October--or early spring. Bridal veil types are best moved in September.
How do you save a transplanted Bush?
Make a weak solution of sugar and water to help your shrub recover from the stress of moving. Sugar water can be applied immediately after transplanting and for a short period after the move. This treatment only works on some plants, but it will not hurt your shrub to try it.
How do you transplant a bridal wreath spirea?
Spring or fall is the best time to transplant bridal wreath.
- Dig It Up. The day before you move a bridal wreath, thoroughly soak the soil around it. ...
- Choose A Spot. Bridal wreath grows up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide, so locate it in an area where it has plenty of room to grow. ...
- Replant It. ...
- Follow-Up Care.
How far back can you prune 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?
If your spirea bloom in the spring, They are likely Spiraea prunifolia or Spiraea x vanhouttei and they bloom on "old wood" or the previous year's growth. These should be cut back after blooming in 2016.
How do you take care of spirea bushes?
Keep newly planted spireas well-watered until they become established. Mature spireas are drought tolerant and only need watering when the soil becomes dry. Spireas don't like wet feet, so avoid oversaturating the soil.
How big do spirea bushes get?
Depending on variety, spirea bushes grow from 2 to 6 feet (0.5-2 m.) tall. Be sure to place your bush in a location that will accommodate its mature size. Spirea bushes do very well as a focal plant in the landscape or as part of a larger grouping for a screen or border.
How deep are shrub roots?
The root systems of bushes are, naturally, underground. Therefore, they are not normally visible to the gardener. When you dig out a planted shrub, you can ascertain its root depth. An average root depth for a small bush would be between one-quarter and one-third of the plant's height above ground.
Can you grow may Bush from cuttings?
Softwood cuttings are from fresh, new growth, usually in spring or early summer. Plants such as butterfly bush and dogwoods root well from softwood cuttings. Greenwood cuttings are from young stems that are starting to mature, but still in the first year. They're usually taken in early to midsummer.
How far away from the house should you plant shrubs?
Small shrubs should be planted at least 2 feet from a house foundation, medium shrubs about 3 feet and tall shrubs 4 to 5 feet away. An 8-foot shrub next to a six foot shrub should be spaced about 7 feet apart. Spacing plants in hedges is another matter.
How do you kill spirea roots?
Dig up the entire root ball if you want to get rid of the roots to make room for new plants. Use a spade to cut a wide circle about 36 inches in diameter to remove as much of the roots as possible. Cut the roots with the spade as you dig; use loppers to cut thick roots.
How do you identify a spirea?
Take a look at the general shape of the plant. Spirea plants come in two basic shapes: some have droopy, arching branches with flower clusters that appear in spring while others grow low to the ground and feature flower clusters at the end of their upright branches.