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When to Prune

January 15, 2013
Photo by: William Cullina

What to Cut — And When: Certain plants benefit from more regular pruning, while others need time to regenerate between cuts. This guide summarizes the timing that’s best for different varieties.

Cut Back Every 4 to 7 years:


◗ Acer

◗ Aesculus

◗ Cercis (to produce more flowers)

◗ Chionanthus

◗ Daphne

◗ Ilex (evergreen)

◗ Magnolia

◗ Rhododendron

◗ Sorbus



This article was first published in Garden Design February/March 2013