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Mar 15, Cut back shrubs grown primarily for their foliage, like barberry and burning bush, almost anytime except in late autumn.
Apples including crabapples, peaches, pears, plums, and cherries should be pruned in midwinter.
New growth that starts after late-season pruning won't harden off properly before winter. If you want to do major pruning, it's best to cut the shrub back when it is dormant in winter. When to Prune Clipped Hedges.
Apr 20, DO Prune Flowering Shrubs at the Right Time of Year Spring-flowering shrubs, such as lilac and forsythia, develop buds that will display the following year during the Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
As with non-blooming shrubs, avoid pruning them late in summer.
Oct 05, Badly overgrown shrubs respond well to pruning in late winter/early spring, just before new leaves appear. Managing large shrubs isn’t done overnight. Instead, prune neglected, overgrown shrubs over three years. Each year, take out a third of the heaviest stems to start new growth stumpdelimbing.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.