pruning - Knowledgebase Question

chapel hill, No
Question by dllee9
March 25, 2010
do i cut back the plant,tree, etc now for new growth? I planted new plants, flowers last year in my yard and never cut the bare limbs, is this a good time to cut the old limbs for new limbs and shoots to grow?


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Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010

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If your perennial plants died down to ground level, you can prune away the old dead stems and foliage. If they did not die down, you won't need to prune them. The general rule of thumb with landscape trees and shrubs is to prune them immediately after they have finished flowering (except for fruit trees!). If you prune everything now you may miss their flowering for the year. Conifers can be pruned when they begin growth for the season. Hope this provides some guidance.

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