Have you ever been out in your yard in spring cutting back your plants, and felt puzzled when faced with a blue mist spirea shrub? If so, check out this new video we made that demonstrates how to prune blue mist spirea in spring. The methods I cover can also be used for dark knight spirea, first choice spirea, or any other Caryopteris cultivar. I hope it demystifies the process for you and helps you choose the right pruning method for your specific situation.
Feel free to let me know what you think about the video in the comments section. We’re definitely still learning and would like to know what’s helpful to you.
Be sure to check out my post where I describe how to cut back blue mist spirea with written descriptions and the results of the different pruning methods later in summer. I also wrote about whether or not cutting back the stems to ground level delayed bloom time. Enjoy!