Dividing Bridal Wreath

I have a very pretty 'Bridal Wreath' - can I divide the plant to make more???

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    Is this the shrub that's a cultivar of a spirea? Has it got more than one stem coming out of the ground?

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,403

    If you mean the shrub spiraea then no, you can't split the stem and roots but you can take softwood cuttings in summer to make new plants.

    Many spiraeas sucker and produce new plants from spreading roots.  If yours is doing this you could dig up the suckered shoots and either replant straight away in well prepared soil or pot them up in good quality compost and grow them on till you're sure they're OK before planting out in your borders. 

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Sorry, should have said proper name, yes it's spiraea.  Actually my neighbour cut his back, then chopped it in half, and it's thriving.  However, not sure I wanted to take the risk if it wasn't the correct thing to do - and kill the poor thing

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