By J.R. Feucht, Colorado State University Cooperative
Extension landscape plants specialist and professor, horticulture (retired)ng shrbs no. 7.206
- Pruning helps improve the health and safety of plants.
- While pruning has a dwarfing tendency, it stimulates growth points into
- Height reduction, thinning and improvement of flower quality can be done
in late winter before bloom by taking out the oldest and weakest canes at or near the
- Some shrubs may need an occasional heading-back of isolated shoots
- outside influences, such as shade, which may cause the plant to become
- Normally, for most summer-flowering shoots, a cut-back of all shoots in
early spring to near the soil line is desirable.
- For complete information see CSU Fact Sheet 7.206.
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