So now my Spiraea (Spirea?) has come through the difficult winter its started shooting. To be honest it did so poorly last year after rescuing it that I didn’t expect it to do anything more and simply fall over during the winter. However, it did survive and now its in real need of a trim.
So much dead wood on such a small plant has come at quite a shock. I don’t know why seeing as I didn’t expect it to survive at all! It also needed the centre of the plant opening up a little. So with my freshly cleaned and sharpened secateurs I went to work.
I was very careful when cutting. Only dead wood was trimmed and although no real thought was given to establishing a shape yet I’m hoping that the plant will fill in the gaps a little. Next year, if all goes well, I will look to putting it in the ground. If it survives!
BTW… Is there a consensus on if it should be “Spiraea” or “Spirea”?