Be careful not to poke your eyes when you reach.
May 03, Pruning a mock orange each year after it blooms will keep the plant healthy and looking good. When cutting back mock orange shrubs, cut back the branches with spent bloom about 1/3 to 2/3 their length. Also, cut out any old or dead wood back to the ground. Jul 01, Shrubs need to be pruned in order to achieve the optimum flowering performance, which is the maximum amount of blooms on a compact bush. If not cut back, many shrubs will steadily increase in size to become a dense mass of twiggy stems, outgrowing their welcome and holding any blooms Total Time: 25 mins.
Cut unhealthy-looking mock orange shrubs to the ground, leaving approximately 1 to 2 inches of stem poking out of the ground. Known as"renewal pruning," this method of pruning rejuvenates.
Make pruning your mock orange shrub a part of your regular maintenance routine for best long-term results. 1 Disinfect pruning tools by soaking them in a solution of 1 part alcohol and 1 part.
More References 4.
Jul 27, Since the shrub blooms on the previous year’s growth, pruning needs to be done soon after the blooming period in early summer. Simply prune off the growth just above the outer facing buds on stems that have finished flowering. Overgrown shrubs can be pruned back by a third, though this may reduce flowering next season.