Pruning flowering shrubs is a cause of concern to numerous gardeners, but it doesn't have to work this way. Understanding and knowing the values behind flowering shrub trimming can help you pruning like tree care professionals.
When Pruning Flowering Shrubs: Don't Prune
Gardeners toil under the idea that they must frequently prune to keep their shrubs in peak condition. False. Even when it comes to plants such as roses and hydrangeas, pruning isn't critical.
Pruning common shrubs such as burning bush, lilacs, and forsythia into tight mounds is pointless. Numerous flowering shrubs will look good when permitted to grow in their natural form. Recurrent trimming inspires lots of surface branching, resulting in reduced flowering and an unnatural structure. If you want a tightly trimmed look in your outdoor space, pick a plant that is suited to it, like boxwood.
Prune Spring Flowering Shrubs After Flowering
Plants that bloom after winter produce their flower buds 12 months earlier. If you trim these spring bloomers in the winter or fall, you'll eliminate the flower buds. You'll miss 12 months of blooms. Most plants don't necessitate pruning each year, just some thinning to give them an excellent shape.
Hydrangeas flourish on old wood. The little trimming, they require should be done right after flowering. They'll make better flowers if pruned in late winter. Gardeners are frequently confronted with stray limbs in late summer and fret about eliminating them. Go ahead and prune. The plant remains vibrant even when getting rid of a limb.
Your outdoor plants don't require as much pruning as you might think. If you'd preferably go to the beach than shear back your yard plants, go right ahead. The only possibly complicated part of pruning is deciding when to trim a specific plant.
Prune summer bloomers in the wintertime and spring plants right after flowering them. Broken branches may be trimmed back at any time. If you do something wrong, plants are very tolerant. You might miss a season of flowers, but the plant will recover recuperate for the next year.
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