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Albert Lea, MN
smarterwoman
May 20, 2020 3:49 PM CST
My husband cut our Bridal wreath about 6 inches from the ground (He didn't tell me he was going to do that!) Now I am wondering if it will grow at all to where it should be? Or is it a total loss now?
Name: Sally
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sallyg
May 20, 2020 7:43 PM CST
Hi,
That is quite drastic, is it a Van Houtte
http://www.missouribotanicalga...

I grow that. I think it will grow back but am not sure how much flower you wil get in one year from this deep cut.
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crawgarden
May 20, 2020 7:51 PM CST
It should
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Albert Lea, MN
smarterwoman
May 21, 2020 7:08 AM CST
The name of my Bridal Wreath Spirea says on the Planters Tag says: "Spirea Prunifolia Flowering Shrub" Sighing! . We bought this at a Farmers Seed and Nursery place. It is four years old. It has now started to have a sprig of leaves coming from it. But I am wondering if it will amount to being what it was meant to be? Or will it only stay short from now on ?
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
May 21, 2020 7:44 AM CST
Oh, nice, a real bridal wreath
http://www.missouribotanicalga...

Again, it will grow. Not the best idea, but not fatal.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Albert Lea, MN
smarterwoman
Aug 23, 2020 7:22 PM CST
One of them NEVER came back (the Bridal Wreath Spirea . But a plant came up in it's place. NOW it is about 4 ft. tall and looks like the buds will open soon.. But I don't know what it is and we never planted it. It just must have been IN with the Bridal Wreath when we planted that. So I will include some pictures of it IF I can.
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Can anyone tell me what it is???? Thanks
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terrafirma
Aug 23, 2020 7:36 PM CST
smarterwoman said:My husband cut our Bridal wreath about 6 inches from the ground (He didn't tell me he was going to do that!) Now I am wondering if it will grow at all to where it should be? Or is it a total loss now?


Spiraea blooms on new growth. I always cut mine back to "near ground", or as close as I could, as this gave me a new "shrub" full of blooms.

Though I am concerned by your pictures. To me, that looks like something other than Spiraea...
But I've no idea what....
Name: Sally
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sallyg
Aug 23, 2020 8:13 PM CST
American burnweed
American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolia)
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Albert Lea, MN
smarterwoman
Aug 25, 2020 4:50 PM CST
Thanks Sally Yes that is what that is. But NOW wondering if it should be pulled up? It came up all by itself where the Spirea had been. We would rather had have the Spirea there instead of that.. Guess it is a WEED.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Aug 25, 2020 5:29 PM CST
Its common and it never gets pretty flowers, they just sort of poop out. Pull it, is my advice.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

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