Remove any unhealthy, withered or damaged stem and prune several stems to the.
} 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.
It blooms from June to October, producing clusters of pink flowers which persist for several weeks.
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. How to Prune Magic Carpet Spirea Magic Carpet spirea (Spiraea japonica"Walbuma") brightens a garden with rosy-pink flowers set against a background of bright, yellow-green leaves. Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, this compact shrub reaches an average size of 18 to 24 inches tall by 24 inches wide and.
To maintain the attractive shape of ‘Magic Carpet’ Spirea, you will have to prune it regularly. The pruning should be done annually in late winter or early spring, when the plant is dormant since this variety produces flowers on new wood. Make sure you prune it Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.