Dec 22, Plants that flower on new wood (current season's growth) can be pruned in late winter or early spring. Here is an overview of what to prune and when. These are guidelines for Zone 6 and higher. There are a number of plants that respond well when pruned back hard every year in Author: Plant Information. Timing is the key to pruning deciduous shrub. For lush growth, spring flowering shrubs require trimming as soon as the blooms fade. Do not leave a stud; make the cut as cleanly as possible against the remaining branch, on younger shrubs, prune branches back to non-flowering shoots or back to healthy buds pointing in the direction you want the shrub to grow.
Dec 28, The shrubs mentioned in this calendar for pruning do NOT HAVE TO BE PRUNED in many instances. These are simply optimum times if you so wish.
For instance, some of the evergreens are best pruned back by mid-summer in order that they gain sufficient ‘hardy;’ growth before the onset of the following treemulching.buzzted Reading Time: 9 mins.
Pruning young shrubs is not as critical as pruning young trees, but take care to use the same principles to encourage good branch structure.
Container-grown shrubs require little pruning. When planting deciduous shrubs, thin out branches for good spacing and prune out.
Shrub pruning calendar: a guide to successful pruning. Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, re-print, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State treemulching.buzz: Bonnie Lee Appleton, Sue French.