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John Fulton
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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Pruning Flowering Shrubs

Posted by John Fulton -

Remember pruning flowering shrubs and trees after they flower will help with the shaping of the plant, and will help with the number of buds available to bloom the following season. Examples for pruning at this time would be forsythia and redbuds.

Hold off on pruning those evergreens until we get toward the end of June. Pruning at this time will tend to cause extreme regrowth. This regrowth will tend to need pruning again. If not, the evergreen will be extremely "lanky."

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