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


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

Apple Early spring Prune moderately. Keep tree open with main branches well spaced. Avoid sharp V-shaped crotches.
Cherry Early spring Prune the most vigorous shoots moderately.
Clematis Spring Cut weak growth. Save as much old wood as possible.
Flowering dogwood After flowering Remove dead wood only.
Forsythia After flowering Remove old branches at ground. Trim new growth.
Lilac After flowering Remove diseased, scaly growth, flower heads, and suckers.
Peach Early spring Remove half of last year’s growth. Keep tree headed low.
Plum Early spring Cut dead, diseased branches; trim rank growth moderately.
Rhododendron After flowering Prune judiciously. Snip branches from weak, leggy plants to induce growth from roots.
Rose (except climbers) Spring, after frosts Cut dead and weak growth; cut branches or canes to four or five eyes.
Rose (climbers) After flowering Cut half of old growth; retain new shoots for next year.
Rose of Sharon When buds Cut all winter-killed wood to swell begin growth back to live wood.
Trumpet vine Early spring Prune side branches severely to main stem.
Virginia creeper Spring Clip young plants freely. Thin old plants and remove dead growth.
Wisteria Spring, summer Cut new growth to spurs at axils of leaves.

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

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