I've identified this scraggle-bush in front of my house as a spirea. It was planted by the original owners, probably a couple decades ago.
I thought it was the ugliest thing ever grown until I saw some young, healthy vibrant ones in someone else's yard.
Has anyone ever cut a spirea to the ground and had a nice shrub come back? Or would that be a death sentence to the old geezer?
I have watered, fertilized, cut off the dead stuff. I'm not sure what's left to do. It doesn't have any bugs or diseases.
All suggestions appreciated.