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Aug 05, For most shrubs, late winter or early spring is the best time to prune. The plants are still in full dormancy at this time but are just preparing to produce new growth. If your shrub is a spring-blooming variety, though, make sure to leave behind enough flower buds on the stems for a spring takedownstump.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Dec 28, Cut out 25% of the old stems to ground level each year to keep the shrub looking tidy, and youthful.
Ribes – SHould be pruned in March or April at the latest to give it a full growing season. Hard Pruning and Rejuvenation of old shrubs – End of March Easly AprilEstimated Reading Time: 9 mins. Apr 23, The best time for pruning depends upon the plant. Trim early-spring flowering shrubs right after they bloom. Clip summer flowering plants in winter or early spring. Trim nonflowering plants after Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Evergreen trees and shrubs do not lose their leaves in winter and do not store food reserves in their roots.
Pruning in autumn and winter could potentially damage the plant, as it can unbalance the root to shoot ratio during a period when it is too cold to regrow. The best time to prune is after flowering. If the plant needs to be renovated, or severely reduced, this can be done late winter and early spring just.