When should you prune multi-stemmed flowering shrubs?
Q. Should I prune all my multi-stemmed flowering shrubs at the same time as the forsythia? A. The best time to prune flowering shrubs depends on two things: What time of year they form flower buds, and Whether or not you want blossoms this year Shrubs in Mid-Michigan that flower prior to June 10 are…Read More
When should you prune forsythia?
Q: When should I prune my forsythia? A: The best time of year to prune forsythia depends on whether or not your shrub is overgrown. If your forsythia is a bit of a mess and in need of pruning, we recommend pruning in late winter or early spring – prior to any growth taking place…Read More
Can all shrubs be pruned hard the same way as forsythia?
Q. Can all shrubs be pruned hard the same way as forsythia? A. Forsythia is a shrub I put in a class I call “The Many.” That means when you look at the plant, it has many stems growing out of the ground (4-5 or more), rather than just one or two. Most forsythia clearly…Read More
How do I prune an overgrown forsythia?
Q: My forsythia bush has grown out of control! What can I do to reduce the size, encourage more blooms, or otherwise tidy it up? A: Most forsythia plants need to be regularly pruned. Why? Because healthy, full-sized forsythia shrubs can grow stems as long as 8 feet in one year! If your space is…Read More
How to prune yews
Q. My yews are looking a little overgrown. What’s the proper way to prune yews? A. The proper way to prune Yews is to use hand pruners to carefully thin the branches. This will help to retain the shrub’s natural form and thick green foliage. Shearing will cause excessive growth to form on the ends of…Read More