Q: When is the best time to trim a Spirea shrub?
If you have an overgrown spirea, the ideal
time to prune it heavily is in late winter, just before spring's growing
season. This way, you can prune it very dramatically and have less time to
wait for new growth to fill it in.
You will lose many or most of the
flowers for that year, but if the plant's overgrown, you probably have a
greater need to get the shrub back in shape than enjoying its flowers for
that given year.
If you have a spirea that just needs to be maintained, the best time is
immediately after it's through flowering.