Pruning shrubs in July

tony seymour asked 6 years ago

Have to cut back a mixture of different shrubs that have exceeded their space. I know that pruning now will give risk of infection in pruning cuts. New growth should harden off before winter as far as I know. Some will have to be cut back hard as well. Any advice?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Cut back only if necessary. As a rule of thumb prune shrubs that flower before the end of July immediately after flowering, those flowering after July, prune in March.