Trimming Evergreen Bushes - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, IL
Question by shager920
June 24, 2007
It's late June. Can I trim my evergreens?

Answer from NGA
June 24, 2007


The answer depends on what kind of evergreen you have. Yews or boxwoods can be pruned lightly now, but pines need to be pruned in early spring by shortening the new growth or "candles". Junipers do not take pruning well.

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