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Take out half the old stems that remain from pruning and prune back the other stems, depending on flowering time, as follows: In spring for shrubs with flowers that bloom July - February. After flowering for shrubs with flowers that bloom April - July. Dormant pruning is usually done in late winter, six to 10 weeks before the average last frost in your area. You can prune shrubs at any time of year if it’s necessary- for example, to remove broken branches or dead or diseased wood, or to remove growth that is obstructing a walkway.
However, when you prune a leafed-out shrub it’s harder to. The Time of Year to Trim Flowering Shrubs. A flowering shrub provides structure and visual weight to your garden or foundation planting with the bonus of flowers. Flowering shrubs may be deciduous. Dec 28, Pruning at this time of year is normally confined to shrubs that flower on growths that were produced in the previous year.
There is certainly a best time when you should prune shrubs and trees - in particular if flowering excellence is high on your list.
Therefore by pruning now, you are giving the plant time to produce new growth this year, which will also bear the flower buds for next year. For flowering shrubs, prune at a time to minimize disruption of blooming.
Spring flowering shrubs (Table 1) Some shrubs that bloom after June (Table 2) do so from buds that are formed on the current year’s shoots; prune these shrubs in late winter to promote vigorous spring shoot growth. Table 1 Shrubs that bloom on last year’s growth.