And aren't flowers the reason you planted it in the.
} 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. Prune these shrubs in late winter or early spring before growth begins. Do not prune deciduous shrubs in late summer.
Pruning shrubs in August or early September may encourage a late flush of growth. This new growth may not harden sufficiently before the.
And aren't flowers the reason you planted it in the first place?
Cut the entire shrub back to a height of four to 10 inches from the ground when the shrubs are dormant. Shrubs that can tolerate rejuvenation pruning are butterfly bush, Annabelle hydrangea, potentilla, and Japanese spirea. Shearing: This technique Missing: Sherman TX. Pruning Deciduous Trees & Shrubs Make proper pruning cuts about 1/4" above a bud, don't just chop at random. Do not give plants a"haircut".
Pay attention to the natural shape of the plant before you start hacking away.
Cut the branches at different lengths, and remove twigs or branches selectively to thin the canopy and prevent shrubnotch.clubg: Sherman TX.