Scott R
Scott R
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Asked on Jun 11, 2012

question about saybrook gold juniper

Douglas HuntScott RWalter Reeves
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I have about 15 of these in my full sun front yard. When can I prune them? I would prefer not to wait until the fall.
5 answers
  • Walter Reeves
    on Jun 11, 2012

    How big are they now and how far down would you like to prune them?

  • Scott R
    on Jun 11, 2012

    they are between 24-36" tall. they're also getting a little too wide.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jun 11, 2012

    hand pruning now would be no problem. Try not to cut back into the brown stem part of the plant...junipers don't send out many new sprouts from brown stems. Try to cut only young growth.

  • Scott R
    on Jun 11, 2012

    and should i wait until september or october to do this?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 14, 2012

    It sounds like your plants are about the size they really want to be, but, as Walter indicates, it would be fine to do some minor pruning without waiting until fall.

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