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.
Some species of spirea require earlier pruning, but the"Magic Carpet" cultivar, hardy from U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 4 to 8, is a summer bloomer that needs pruning in early spring.
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 before Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. Oct 25, Fall is the time for the most severe pruning of spirea. With sharp shears, cut each stem back to about 8 inches (20 cm.) from the ground. Don’t worry that the plant won’t bounce back. In the spring, spirea will reward you’re courageous pruning with new stems and plenty of blossoms. Pruning- The best time to prune this spirea is in the spring after it is done flowering.
Pruning can be done at most times of the year, but the plant responds best to spring pruning. Since the plant grows in a globe form, consider pruning the plant in a circle.
Tidy homeowners will love this crisp, clean look. This minimal pruning task takes just a few minutes and will encourage a large rebloom later in the summer. Magic Carpet Spirea is a beauty, and with some judicious deadheading and the right climate, the flowers will rebloom until November. Magic Carpet Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in.