Pruning Shrubs

Trees and Shrubs
  • How to Prune Shrubs

    Shrub pruning is best done in late winter or early spring, although light pruning can really be done any time of the year. Severe pruning in late summer should be avoided, since new growth may not have time to mature before cold weather occurs.

    There are five basic ways to prune shrubs:
    1. Thinning - This technique cuts a branch off at its point of origin from either a parent stem, side branch, junction or at ground level, resulting in a more open shrub without stimulating excessive new growth.

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