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Apr 20, DO Prune Flowering Shrubs at the Right Time of Year Spring-flowering shrubs, such as lilac and forsythia, develop buds that will display the following year Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
Aug 05, Periodic hard pruning is appropriate for any healthy, established shrub, but it may be overdue if either or both of these conditions apply: Your shrub is a vigorous-growing deciduous species. Many old-fashioned garden shrubs fit this category, such as Your shrub is Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. Mar 17, Purple beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma) is one of the more novel low-maintenance shrubs for zones 5 to 8. The arching branches become loaded with purple berries in fall after displaying small, pink flowers in treeclean.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.
This pruning technique works best for shrubs such as overgrown spirea, forsythia, cane-growth viburnums, honeysuckle and any other multiple stemmed shrubs that are otherwise healthy. Within one growing season, these shrubs will look like new plantings, full and natural shaped.
Evergreen Shrubs. Prune evergreen shrubs, such as juniper and yew, in late March or early April before new growth begins. Light pruning may also be done in mid-summer. Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs in the fall.
Fall pruned evergreens are more susceptible to winter injury. Deciduous Trees. February through March is generally regarded as the best time to prune most deciduous trees. The best time to prune severely is before spring growth begins. Pruning in late fall or midwinter may encourage new growth which can be injured by cold. Renewal pruning results in abundant new growth by midsummer. Once the new shoots are 6 to 12 inches long, prune the tips to encourage lateral branching and a more compact shrub.
Most broadleaf shrubs such as azaleas, camellias, privets, glossy abelia, nandina and cleyera. Plants suitable for this pruning: Cotinus (smoke bush) Forsythia Magnolia Syringa (lilac). Apr 23, The best time for pruning depends upon the plant. Trim early-spring flowering shrubs right after they bloom.
Clip summer flowering plants in winter or early spring. Trim nonflowering plants Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.