Pruning spring-flowering shrubs

David Hurrion shows how to prune a spring-flowering shrub, controlling its size and promoting flowering, in this practical video guide.

Do it:

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

In this video guide, David Hurrion shows how to prune a spring-flowering shrub - in this case a weigela - to control its size and encourage the production of more flowers. He shows how to prune out the old growth, leaving the strong growth made last season, as well as cutting out crossing and twiggy branches.


Related video inspiration


Discover more ideas and inspiration

Related content

Pruning - basic cuts

Taking hardwood cuttings

Testing soil pH

Related offers


Savill Garden event

Savill Garden event - extra date added

Join us for a special pruning day with David Hurrion on Monday 9 April, 2018 at The Savill Garden. Including a welcome from Keeper of the Gardens, John Anderson. You'll also receive a goody bag worth over £25 and a 10% discount in the shop.

Order now


French river cruise

Join David Hurrion on an eight-night cruise of scenic French rivers. Explore Rouen, Bordeaux and Lorient along the way, visit three amazing gardens and relax with all inclusive drinks, all from just £1,199 per person.

Order now


Travel and events

Watch our video to find out more about our exclusive holidays and cruises, masterclasses and reader events from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

Order now