Asked on Apr 28, 2017

When is it a good time to shape small shrubbery, spring or fall?

PsellersJanet PizaroNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA
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  • Kristi Smith Grogan
    on Apr 28, 2017

    It depends on the plant. If it does off in the winter, shape them in the fall. Then when they some back in the spring new growth will come out nice and full.
  • Jane
    on Apr 28, 2017

    If they are flowering shrubs, you prune opposite of when they bloom. If the shrub blooms in Spring, you prune in the Fall, and vice versa. Not sure of summer-blooming shrubs. You may want to Google those.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 28, 2017

    What shrubs are you referring to .different shrubs need different maintenance
    • Liz
      on Apr 28, 2017

      They are just green shrubs that do not blossom with any flowers.
  • Kathy Kroencke Mangers
    on Apr 28, 2017

    If it is a flowering bush, I have always heard to prune after it blooms.
  • Depending upon the plant, both. If just green, non flowering I have done in the spring to tidy things up a bit. And again in the fall for the same reason. For anything that flowers, I wait till the blooming season is over to trim or prune as necessary.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Ok so you live here by me.The shrubs can be lightly shaped now,but for the future early spring is the best time for pruning.
  • Psellers
    on Apr 28, 2017

    If Nandinas, anytime. Holly with berries...anytime unless you keep berries for birds or for decorating. Blooming .....after. lots of others do by mid February for spring bloomers..crepe myrtle, altheas. Google your plant.
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