Candida
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pruning old spirea

I believe it is called Bridal Vail. I am wondering if I should treat it like a syringa and take out the older "trunks". There are about 50 stalks to this behemoth. Should I prune to let light in? The ends of the branches have a few inches of dead twig and it did not bloom very well this year. I like to leave it in the kinda weeping shape.
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Jess
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Hi again :D

Yes to everything you said. Do this every year when it has finished flowering as it produces blooms on the new growth from this year next year.

Candida
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Thanks very much.

You are truly a helpful gardener :)

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Jess is great. :)

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Oh...ummm...thankyou very much :oops:

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