Spring Pruning Guide - How And When To Prune And Trim Trees
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Spring Pruning Guide

April 23rd, 2015

Here is a spring pruning guide that is presented by The Old Farmer’s Almanac. This will provide information on how and when to prune all trees and shrubs.shutterstock_207866983

AppleEarly springPrune moderately. Keep tree open with main branches well spaced. Avoid sharp V-shaped crotches.
CherryEarly springPrune the most vigorous shoots moderately.
ClematisSpringCut weak growth. Save as much old wood as possible.
Flowering dogwoodAfter floweringRemove dead wood only.
ForsythiaAfter floweringRemove old branches at ground. Trim new growth.
LilacAfter floweringRemove diseased, scaly growth, flower heads, and suckers.
PeachEarly springRemove half of last year’s growth. Keep tree headed low.
PlumEarly springCut dead, diseased branches; trim rank growth moderately.
RhododendronAfter floweringPrune judiciously. Snip branches from weak, leggy plants to induce growth from roots.
Rose (except climbers)Spring, after frostsCut dead and weak growth; cut branches or canes to four or five eyes.
Rose (climbers)After floweringCut half of old growth; retain new shoots for next year.
Rose of SharonWhen budsCut all winter-killed wood to swell begin growth back to live wood.
Trumpet vineEarly springPrune side branches severely to main stem.
Virginia creeperSpringClip young plants freely. Thin old plants and remove dead growth.
WisteriaSpring, summerCut new growth to spurs at axils of leaves.

**Original table taken from the almanac website, follow this link for more information: https://www.almanac.com/content/spring-pruning-guide-trees-and-shrubs

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