3 Reasons to #Prune Flowering #Shrubs in #Autumn!

Snowmound Spirea Blooms Look Like Snow! beginner gardener how to garden
Snowmound Spirea Blooms Look Like Snow!



We are experiencing an early Fall in the Mid-Atlantic area, so why not start pruning flowering shrubs such as Snowmound Spirea? Snowmound Spirea blooms pretty white flowers in the Spring. The small white flowers look like a layer of snow has fallen on the bush. Why is Autumn the best time to prune flowering shrubs? Here are 3 reasons:


  1. Pruning in the Fall gives the cut branches a chance to heal and harden for the upcoming winter.
  2. Cool weather is easy on plants and humans, so get out your quality pruning shears, such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable Hedge Shear (9169), clean them with soap and water, and start shaping up your shrubs!
  3. Spring is a very busy time of the year, so pruning in the Fall frees up your time during the Spring planting season.

Neon Spirea, a flowering shrub, blooms in late Spring and throughout Summer. If you prune in the Spring, you will cut off flower buds. Choose a nice Autumn afternoon to shape up your flowering shrubs, which encourage more blooms in the Spring!

For beginner gardeners, the spirea shrubs are excellent choices because they require little to no maintenance. For another beautiful, low-maintenance flowering shrub, click here. For more on pruning, watch our Pruning Playlist! Check your local Home Depot, Lowe’s or online Burpee Gardening for their selection of flowering shrubs! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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