Rose Smoolca
Rose Smoolca
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  • Dudley, MA
Asked on Sep 30, 2017

Can I trim my bushes now?

Hillela G.WendyBijous


6 answers
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Sep 30, 2017

    yes as long as the days are still warm
  • Annette Lutzen-Sachs
    on Sep 30, 2017

    You might not want to, as the plant would spend energy making new shoots, but not conserve energy for overwintering.
  • Deanna Nassar
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Depends on the bush. Azaleas need to be pruned as soon as flowers die. They set basis for next years flowers as soon as currant blooms are gone. Roses should be cut back in fall, Use leaves and pine needles to mulch for winter and cut off any dead wood when you find it.
  • Bijous
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Since you're in Maine, I'm with Annette. Here in Texas we trim constantly.
  • Wendy
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Good luck!
  • Hillela G.
    on Oct 1, 2017

    as long as the frost didnt start!
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