Spring pruning

As every year I face a dilemma with my ‘Fujino Pink’ spirea specimen. For this type of shrub with late winter-early spring flowering, a relatively severe pruning is recommended after flowering. But the blooming period of this spirea is very long, starting sometimes before Christmas and lasting until March. In addition, the new leaves appear before the flowers have completely faded. It is therefore necessary to make the decision to prune the specimen now, otherwise it may “sulk” and refuse to regrow. Done today.