Thanks for the info on Helleri holly pruning yesterday. Now I have another question.....
I have a spiraea noted above and it had been neglected since planting by my landscape people about 3 1/2 years ago. I have hacked on it a few times and my yard people who are supposed to do pruning have proven to know less than I do and they are dangerous.
It is not a large plant has struggled a bit to get established but it is now a tangled mess. Lots of small cross over stuff and not very full of leafs. It did bloom some this spring and they are gone. I have looked up pruning instructions but they seem to be for plants that have been pruned/trained in a more orderly fashion.
There are 6 or 8 "major" limbs coming up from the ground. "Major" meaning 1/2 to 5/8 inches in diameter. Although nothing I have read would advise this I am tempted to cut it back to a foot or so above ground so it can start over. Probably bad choice so help me with a better one, please.
Thanks in advance.