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Spiraea removal:

ElothirElothir Posts: 94

Earlier in the year (March) I had to move one of our Spiraea Japonica. The Spiraea in question was not in the best of health to begin with, and I was skeptical it would survive being moved but anyway.

As there is still no new growth visible now, is it safe to say that it is expired and should be dug up, as presumably there's no hope of finding some non-dead roots and/or being able to accomplish anything with them?

If so I'm assuming it would be unwise to replace it with a new Spiraea (or anything Rosaceae)? 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    If there's no sign of life by now, it's unlikely to be alive. 
    I'm not aware of any problem planting a new spiraea in the site, but it would be wise to look at the reason why something hasn't thrived, or survived, before planting anything new. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ElothirElothir Posts: 94
    Thanks for the reply.

    To be honest I did rather suspect it might have been, if not dead, then at least on the way out when it was moved, and I did almost put it in the bin then, but stuck it in an empty space just in the somewhat slim hope it wasn't because at one time it was a very nice plant. Unfortunately just another casualty of years of not having enough time to effectively tackle some problems.

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