Pruning a golden euonymus - Knowledgebase Question

Knoxville, TN
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Question by wendhamm
May 29, 2007
The golden euonymus (japonica) I recently bought is supposed to grow to 6' tall. I know these shrubs can tolerate heavy pruning, but could mine tolerate being pruned to a height of 3-4'?

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2007
Yes, you should be able to keep it at that size without too much trouble. These take shearing well, and you can also selectively prune some of the longer branches to maintain a fairly symmetrical outline. Prune in early spring through mid summer. Avoid pruning in the fall.

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