When do spireas break dormancy
I have a Little Princess Spirea I purchased l last year. I had my doubts about its health going into fall, and right now every shrub shows growth, as well as many herbacious perennials, and the spirea is brown with no leaf buds at all. Should it already be budding if it's alive?
Ironically, this is the one shrub I took great care to plant exactly per instructions. I dug a big hole, put in commerically prepared compost with the soil, and did deep soakings for a while to establish it. Of all the plants to (potentially) not make it!