Pruning Bushes And Trees - Knowledgebase Question

North Haven, CT
Question by mboots429
December 4, 2000
When is the correct time of year to trim bushes and trees?


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Answer from NGA
December 4, 2000

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That varies depending on the plant. As a general rule, most plants are pruned in late winter/early spring just before new growth begins. However, flowering shrubs that flower on new wood are pruned after they bloom. If you pruned them in early spring, there would be no new growth for them to bloom on.

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