This article was originally published on March 13,
Jul 03, In general, prune needle-bearing evergreen shrubs in early spring, toward the end of dormancy and before the emergence of new growth. Pruning the evergreens at this time allows plenty of time for new growth to emerge, as well as plenty of time.
Apr 20, No matter what type of shrub you have, fall pruning can stimulate late-season growth that may not have enough time to harden, which can weaken and damage the plant- especially if there’s an early Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Dec 14, The Best Time to Trim a Burning Bush. Burning bush (Euonymus alatus) is grown for its brilliant red fall foliage. Growing to heights of 9 to 12 feet, this bush may spread to an equivalent width. Oct 25, Fall is the time for the most severe pruning of spirea.
With sharp shears, cut each stem back to about 8 inches (20 cm.) from the ground. Don’t worry that the plant won’t bounce back.
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In the spring, spirea will reward you’re courageous pruning with new stems and plenty of blossoms. Mar 02, You can also shape the shrub at this time. More drastically cutting back spirea should occur in the fall or in late winter to early spring. Remove any dead branches and use this trimming to shape the shrub.
Cutting it way back will stimulate new growth in tighter clusters so that you can get a more rounded, compact shrub shape.