You may have heard that spring is the best time to prune many trees and shrubs, but it can be confusing. When is the optimum time to prune trees? How far down the stem should I cut my hydrangea? Do I cut above or below the bud? We’re here to help! Download a complete pruning care guide here, and here are a few tips to get you started:
When pruning common landscape perennials, use a hand pruner to cut them back to the ground. Cut woody shrubs down to 1″ to 2″ in height. If you notice brown canes, cut back to areas where the cane is green.
For pruning evergreens like spreading Hemlock and spreading Juniper, use a hand pruner and cut branches to control the size and keep the plant evenly shaped. To hide cut areas, reach into the plant when choosing stems to prune.
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