Penbrooke Addition - New Addition off of Brianna Information
Simple Pruning Chart
The simplest Pruning Chart groups most plants, shrubs and trees into only 2 main Categories – SUMMER FLOWERING and SPRING FLOWERING.
Rule #1: SUMMER FLOWERING…
Category A: Pruning Broadleaf Evergreens during dormancy is safest - least desirable is after new growth when the carbohydrates are being used for development. Boxwoods, Holly, Nandina, Photinia, Roses (Floribunda and Grandiflora).
Category B: The Summer Flowering shrubs grow on limbs produced on same season, new wood and should be pruned March 22 - June 22 before new growth. Abelia, Althea, Barberry, Burning Bush, Buddlea, Beautyberry, Camellia, Clemetis, Crapemyrtles, Hardy Hibiscus, Peonies, Spirea (Japanese and Anthony Waterer), Vitex. ALSO: Grapevines, Blueberries, Blackberries fall into this group.
Rule #2: SPRING FLOWERING are the Exception to the Dormancy and Spring Flowering rule … Spring Flowering bloom on old wood, prune as soon as flowers fade. Azalea, Big Leaf Hydrangea, Chokeberry, Figs, Forsythia, Gardenia, Indian Hawthorn, Kerria, Lilac, Saucer Magnolia, Mockorange, Pyracantha, Quinces, Smoketree, Viburnum, Weigela, Wisteria,Vines. Many place Climbing Roses and Shrub Roses in this Category.
Simple, forget all the other rules! ….MULCH - MULCH for winter protection.
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