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26/06/2012 at 14:06

Is it ok to prune my dogwood at this time of yea?, it's getting a bit too big !

26/06/2012 at 15:23

I hard pruned my dogwood in early spring, this is the traditional time to prune it to ensure you get the coloured stems over winter. Sometimes I do a little 6 inch trim during the summer if it starts to swamp other plants .

 

26/06/2012 at 16:40

Thank you Kate, Spring passed me by.........I may just do as you have suggested and give it a little trim then wait until next spring

    26/06/2012 at 17:05

Hello fionaf,

It does depend on the type of dogwood you have, but most are best pruned when they're dormant, i.e. in the winter. As Kate1123 says, if you have the kind with lovely coloured stems, you're aiming to make the plant produce lots more of them ready for next winter when they're leafless.

Emma

gardenersworld.com team.

27/06/2012 at 08:33

Thank you Emma, mine does have lovely coloured stems so I will wait and prune at the appropriate time.

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