Features of Pruning Shrubs (part 2)

Continuing the theme of pruning ornamental shrubs.


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Pruning is usually not required. If necessary, cut out the old shoots in April.


Cut in late March-early April. Old branches are cut as close to the base as possible.

Features of Pruning Shrubs (part 2)

Lagerstroemia indica

In February – March, reduce last year’s growth by half or 1/3, thus removing the underdeveloped branches. Old, poorly flowering plants are subjected to hard pruning “on the stump”.

Features of Pruning Shrubs (part 2)


Cut out the old branches after flowering.


Old branches are cut from deciduous trees after flowering. Evergreen species formative pruning is carried out in early May. Old bushes of viburnum tinus rejuvenate, strongly pruning at the end of March.

Features of Pruning Shrubs (part 2)


At the end of March, carefully cut off the withered stems and enrich the shoots, taking into account their spatial location.


In April, cut off the damaged shoots and hanging branches.


After flowering, cut out the old branches at the base or strong young side shoots. In July, the withered shoots are shortened.


Old specimens are rejuvenated by vigorous pruning. Deciduous species do not prune much in early spring; evergreen species remove damaged and weak stems in late April.

Features of Pruning Shrubs (part 2)


In late spring, when new shoots appear, the damaged ones are cut off.

Linnaea amabilis

After flowering, the bushes are thinned, removing the oldest shoots, and if you do not want seeds, carefully cut off the ends of annual shoots.


In late spring, the weakened branches are removed completely and the damaged part of the shoots is cut off.


In April, the dead generative (flower) and damaged shoots are cut off.

Features of Pruning Shrubs (part 2)

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