Jul 21, Magic Carpet spirea does not require pruning after its blooming period, but pruning at that time helps maintain a neat appearance in the vigorous grower. After the last blooms expire, shear off the tips of the stems just below the spent flowers. Cut back as much as one-third of each stem's length if the plant appears unkempt or overgrown.
‘Magic Carpet’ Spirea doesn’t require this additional pruning, but it will help if your plant is a vigorous grower. After the last blooms expire, cut off the stem just bellow the spent flowers. This way you will neaten up your treemulch.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins.
Measure the height of the tallest vertical Spirea stem using a tape measure and divide the measurement by three. Place the tape measure at the ground and measure up to the new height, which is 1/3 the height of the tallest vertical stem.
This is where you will cut back the Magic Carpet Spirea treemulch.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Magic Carpet Spirea grows best in full sun exposure. This plant also requires moderate watering during prolonged periods of extreme heat and drought. This spirea requires little maintenance. Since Magic Carpet Spirea is a small shrub, pruning is only necessary to trim stragglers and occasionally shape the plant.
Oct 25, Spirea shrubs respond well to pruning. In the spring, after the first blooms are spent, cut the dead flowers back by trimming spirea’s stem tips back to the topmost leaf on each stem. Throughout the summer, the plants shape can be maintained by cutting back overgrown spirea shoots or stems as well as any dead or diseased branches.
Magic Carpet Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Magic Carpet'), is a colorful, rounded shrub that fits almost anywhere in the landscape. If you want a color show all season long, try this easy care rounded plant.
You'll love how easy it is to grow this little shrub. This pretty shrub is actually one tough little plant.