Winter pruning

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To reduce the size of a large shrub and prevent it from overgrowing its site, cut out the largest canes from the bottom. Never cut from the top.

As I explained in this post from three years ago, winter is the time to prune woody plants. In particular, it’s the best time to prune back multi-stemmed shrubs that have overgrown their sites. Contact me for coaching if you’d like to learn to do this yourself (it’s great exercise!) or for an estimate if your shrubs need pruning.

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