PRUNING GUIDE for SHRUBS


Wondering when to prune your shrubs?  Here's a guide for you:


Blooms on NEW WOOD  -  Prune in late winter or early spring:

Buddleia              Butterfly Bush
Callicarpa            Beautyberry
Calycanthus        Sweetshrub
Caryopteris         Blue Mist Shrub
Clethra               Summersweet
Cotoneastepr      Cotoneaster
Diervilla
Heptacodium       Seven Sons Flower
Hydrangea a.       Hydrangea Annabelle
Hydrangea PG     Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora
Hypericum          St. John's Wort
Potentilla             Potentilla
Raosa                 Rose
Spmirea              Spirea
Tamarix       
Vitex                  Chaste Tree

Blooms on OLD WOOD  -  Prune after flowering

Abelia mosanensis
Chaenomeles       Quince
Cotinus               Smoketree
Daphne
Deutzia
Forsythia
Fothergilla
Hibiscus              Rose of Sharon
Hydrangea anomala   Climbing Hydrangea
Ilex                     Holly
Itea virginica        Virginia Sweetspire
Kerria japonica     
Kolkwitzia            Beauty Bush
Magnolia stellata    Star Magnolia
Philadelphus         Mockorange
Physocarpus        Ninebark
Pyracantha          
Sambucus            Elderberry
Schizophragma     Jap. Climbing Hydrangea
Spirea VanHouttei  
Stephanandra
Symphoricarpos   
Syringa                Lilac
Viburnums