how to prune shrubs

  • A strong, open structure is one of the goals to aim for when pruning a multistemmed shrub like this viburnum. Judicious cuts allow light to penetrate the canopy and reach the inside of the plant.

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Pruning Viburnums

    Viburnums (Viburnum spp. and cvs., Zones 2–9) are a genus of approximately 150 woody shrubs prized for their delicate, early-season flowers and bright fall fruit. Some, like smooth witherod (V.…

  • How-To

    How to Prune the Tricky Shrubs

    Even seasoned gardeners scratch their head when it comes to cutting back these tricky shrubs

  • How-To

    How to Prune Hydrangea Bushes

    Even the most experienced gardeners can be confused by pruning hydrangeas. Some are cut back in late summer; others are pruned in the spring or fall. And how do you…