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Pruning a Spiraea douglasii?

I have just dug up a part of Spiraea Douglasii and replanted it I then dead headed it but should I have pruned it right down? 

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Last edited: 29 July 2017 21:29:37


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,590

    I would prune it down to reduce transpirational loss of water. Make sure you water it regularly for the rest of the summer.

  • To about 6" from the ground? 

    Hope you don't mind me asking 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,146

    6" sounds about right JPO1 ; it will soon recover . Can sometimes be a bit invasive too .

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    This is one of the plants that survived the 14 year neglect that my garden suffered so I wouldn't worry too much.  It's a survivor this plant.

  • Thanks Paul B3 & Cloggie, appreciated 

    I think I'll leave as is, water regularly and keep an eye on it. If it shows any stress I'll cut it all right down. 

    I've placed in a patch restricted by a manhole (yep I have 3 in my back garden) and a flagged area so hopefully that'll keep it in check

    Thanks again 

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