Just remember to trim off the dead as needed on your flowering shrubs.
Prune too little, on the other hand, and you don't really accomplish much, failing to improve the shrub in any significant way. For established shrubs and small trees, moderate pruning has the effect of stimulating new, vital growth. Plants live in a balance between the above-ground and below-ground parts. When the plant loses a notable number of stems, especially in the top of the plant, it attempts to restore balance by pushing forth new growth to keep the top greenery in balance with the water and nutrients being pushed into it by the root system.
But when a plant loses too much of its leafy growth, it goes into a kind of shock or panic mode. At this point, it may try to also regrow from suckers or water sprouts—a tendency that can leave the plant ragged looking. Once suckering begins, it has a tendency to continue for quite some time.
Too little pruning, on the other hand, does little to stimulate any new growth at all. An established plant is one that has fully overcome its transplant shock. Newly planted shrubs and trees should be allowed a full season or two to get their root systems established before major pruning.
With larger shrubs that have been transplanted, this shock may last several years. Any shrub that requires supplemental watering during non-drought periods is still in its period of transplant shock and should not yet be subjected to major pruning.
Prune too much or too early, and you may stunt the tree just at the point where it needs lots of top greenery to support the development of its new root system. Shade trees, too, will be stimulated into new growth by assertive pruning, but they do not require the same vigorous pruning that multi-stemmed shrubs do. Pruning trees regularly is still important, however, since it makes them less susceptible to wind damage.
Periodic hard pruning is appropriate for any healthy, established shrub, but it may be overdue if either or both of these conditions apply:. For an established shrub or small tree, one assertive pruning session each growing season should be the maximum. At other times, pruning should be limited to the removal of dead or diseased branches, or simple shaping pruning to keep hedges in their proper shape.
Sterilize pruning tools before every use, and in between uses on individual shrubs, by wiping them down with rubbing alcohol, household disinfectant, or a percent solution of household bleach and water. If you prune during fall or winter, you will cut off these potential blooms, resulting in little to no growth the following spring.
Summer-flowering shrubs, such as roses and crape myrtle, develop buds in late spring and early summer, and should be pruned during dormancy in late winter or early spring to stimulate flower production.
Wait until the shrub is deep in dormancy to give it a trim. Unlike seasonal pruning, maintenance pruning is an ongoing process. This includes removing diseased or broken branches and snipping away any fast-growing sprouts during the growing season.
Limit maintenance pruning to fixing immediate problems, and never cut away more than is needed. Shrubs that get abundant light and air circulation are healthier than shrubs with compact centers. To thin a dense shrub, prune up to one-third of its side branches where they connect to the main stem. The simplest shape to maintain is the one that is most natural to your shrub. This factor is just as important during the shrub-buying stage as it is to the pruning process.
Keep in mind that whichever way a bud faces determines the direction of the new growth. Give that ancient woody spirea a new lease on life by pruning out the older wood to stimulate new growth. When removing side branches, cut within one-quarter inch of the main stem.
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