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#27253 July 18th, 2005 at 07:22 PM
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can spirea be divided by cutting root ball in half? mine is getting huge and too big for its location

#27254 July 18th, 2005 at 11:13 PM
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HI chic3 wavey YES your spirea be divided in half.
Spirea when divided every few years will becoming stronger and produce more blooms.dig up half the plant soil and all or dig up the hole plant and divide it into sections of the desired size do not make them to small. make sure you get plenty of roots with with each section.spirea can be divided in very early spring.but is best to divide the plant in the fall after it has bloomed and the heat of the summer is past.dig the new hole where the plant will be placed larger than the root system of each division so the root system will have lots of new lose soil to spread out new roots.add water into the hole then place the plant in.then backfill with soil.then water the plant real well.water it about every two weeks till the roots take hold.hope this helps and good luck with you spirea.your friend in gardening.mike57 wavey flw flw

#27255 July 19th, 2005 at 01:11 AM
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Are you talking about spirea shrubs? Or the perennial astilbe 'false spirea'??


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