when to prune a "smoke bush" - Knowledgebase Question

weymouth, Ma
Question by didog66
June 13, 2009
what is a good time to prune my smoke bush?

Answer from NGA
June 13, 2009


Smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria) can be pruned down to about 5" above ground level to completely renew it, or you can simply prune it back to create or maintain a specific shape. Early spring to mid summer are the best times to prune smoke bushes. Best wishes with your landscape!

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