pruning shrubs

  • hydrangeas
    How-To

    Mastering the Art of Pruning Hydrangeas in the Southeast

    Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) of all kinds are currently among the most popular shrubs with gardeners in the Southeast. Why? First, a flood of improved cultivars has…

  • red twig dogwood
    How-To

    Pruning Shrubs for Winter Color

    As winter wears on in the Mid-Atlantic, tasks in the garden are few and far between. However, one task that always remains is pruning. Winter is the perfect time to…

  • pruning crape myrtles
    How-To

    Pruning Crape Myrtles in the Southeast

    Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia spp. and cvs., Zones 6–9) is one of the most popular and beloved shrubs in the Southeast. But knowing how and when to prune is crucial for…

  • ninebark before and after being cut back
    How-To

    Rejuvenation Pruning for Shrubs

    We all have them in our landscape—those leggy, overgrown, multistemmed shrubs that maybe have not received the proper pruning each year to maintain the healthy and robust habit they once…

  • ninebark growing bright new foliage
    How-To

    Hard Pruning for Common Shrubs

    Over time, many deciduous shrubs can become overgrown, leggy, splayed open in the center, and less vigorous. A technique called severe rejuvenation pruning, or hard pruning, is a bold approach…

  • How-To

    Three Ways to Prune Rhododendrons

    Here's how to maintain, shape, or rejuvenate rhododendrons

  • prune panicle hydrangeas
    Video

    How to Prune Panicle Hydrangeas

    Find out how to cut back these beautiful, versatile shrubs