|I did not prune my 12 ivory halo dogwoods during the summer. They grew well and are reaching the maximum size I want them to be, because of their location. Now I am wondering if I prune them back heavily at this point if I will be cutting off buds for next season's growth. Last year I believe I did the pruning in mid-August as the foliage had gotten ratty-looking, and this spring they came back beautifully. But this summer, the foliage held up great and I am hoping I haven't waited too long. Can I still cut them back, and is it safe for me to cut them back to about a 2 foot height as I did last year? (They are currently about 4 feet high.) Or is that too aggressive?