Pruning newly planted shrubs

David Hurrion demonstrates how to prune a newly planted shrub in this practical video guide.

Establishing young shrubs doesn’t end with planting. In this short video, David Hurrion explains the importance of formative pruning and demonstrates how to go about it.

Find out what to prune in spring.

David shows how to balance root growth with top growth to promote strong, vigorous shoots. Then, he removes weak, twiggy stems to prevent the plant wasting energy at this crucial stage in its life. Finally, he tackles crossing branches and broken growth, showing how far back to cut the stronger branches he wants to keep.

Give your shrubs the best possible start by following our No Fuss pruning guide.

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