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May 30, 2016 6:22 AM CST
My ivory halo dogwood is full grown at 6ft tall and wide. It was here when we bought our house. If I trim it down to 1ft in late winter/early spring will it get back to full grown during the same season? It's been cut back before by previous owners. I can see the old dead stems by the ground. It's currently a little thin on one side and looks like it never filled back in all the way? Help
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 30, 2016 1:57 PM CST
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Yes, you can prune the oldest branches back about 1/4 to 1/2 and let them re-sprout to encourage filling. Or you can cut the whole thing down. Now is the time to do it.
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