Plant ID forum: Is this a Spiraea nipponica shrub?

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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Jul 11, 2017 5:49 AM CST
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How hard of a pruning can this shrub take, and is there a chance the huge thing can be moved. It is not appealing in it's location, but is not a bad plant.

Thank you for your input.

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 11, 2017 5:41 PM CST
I used to cut mine down every year to keep it from getting that big. I also dug up a lot of small ones - the transplanted easily. I think you could move one that big with a little planning.

Wait for it to go dormant next winter, whack it down to 6 or 8 inches and dig it up.
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Jul 11, 2017 11:03 PM CST
Wow, going from huge to 6 to 8 inches, is a hard prune, but it is exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thank you so much. I will take pics of the project when we do it.

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