When most web sites say that Bridal Wreath growth rate is moderate, what
does this mean in inches per year? I planted bushes that are just over a
foot high, and they are all green and thriving (they were planted in April).
What kind of growth rate should I expect in Zone 5 (Chicago NW suburbs)
I've got a row of Bridal Wreath that are at least 10-15 years old that
I keep trimmed to ~7-8 feet. They are in mostly shade over the summer
time and I take a foot off them each year after the bloom (which is
happening right now). Around my house on the south side there are LOTS
of examples in full sun that are HUGE and left natural with no
trimming. Maybe their growth is moderate compared to weeds and such,
but I take a foot off every year to keep them nicely shaped.
========I have two myself (SW Chicago burb) that were planted back in the 40's
or 50's sometime and are enormous. I used to hack them back a good 5
feet and it took about 3 years to get back to the former size. They
looked sad the first year after the slash job so now I just trim them
back a few feet every other year. They really are a lovely shrub at
shows what dwarf spirea looks like in 3 years. Ingrid
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