Winterize Japanese Spirea - Knowledgebase Question

Minneapolis, Mi
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Question by frozenstiffi
November 8, 2009
I live in Minnesota and need to winterize my newly planted Japanese Spirea. It recommends much. What would this consist of? Would fallen leaves work or are the already existing wood chips around it enough?

Answer from NGA
November 8, 2009
Shredded leaves make a fine mulch. Pine boughs and straw work well, too. The idea is to mound it up around the base of the plant to help insulate the roots during the winter months. Best wishes with your new spirea.

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