pruning weigela - Knowledgebase Question

north ridgeville, Oh
Question by jmlerch49
March 18, 2010
with weigela, when is the best time to prune and should I use pruning tar on branch ends (beginning at what size, if so) ?

Answer from NGA
March 18, 2010


Weigela blooms in the late spring/early summer so it's best to wait until after it has flowered to do your pruning. If you're itching to prune it now, you can remove some of the oldest stems down to ground level, leaving the rest to grow and flower later in the season. When the flowers are spent you can prune those branches back. Don't use wound dressing on any of the cuts. It will slow the healing process. Enjoy your weigela!

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