Like every princess, Japanese spirea âLittle Princessâ (Spiraea japonica “Little Princess”) wants an occasional hair cut to keep it tidy and gorgeous. Reaching around 24-inches high, this deciduous shrub blooms throughout spring and summer with tiny, fragile clusters of flowers. Sustain an excellent shape and dimensions and to encourage more blooms, adopt a pruning routine. Little Princess grows nicely in Sunsetâs Environment Zones 2 through 10, 14 through 21, and 32 through 41.
Clip above the leaf nodes discovered underneath the the cluster of flowers as soon as they fade, just off the blooms. This practice is called dead-heading and helps helps maintain the shrub.
Prune up to one third of a Princess Or Queen in the late-winter or early spring when the leaf buds swell with development. Select aged branches, together with branches which might be mis-shapen or too tall. Thin out crowded places to produce a shrub that was uniform and assist mild achieve the middle of the shrub. Cut branches with pruning shears, producing clear cuts above a leaf node or into a desired height at floor level.
Rejuvenate an over-grown or out-of-manage Princess Or Queen in the late-winter or early spring when the buds swell with new development. Use pruning shears and cut down the whole shrub to the floor. It’ll grow back.