Posted: 10/04/2017 at 11:05
If you need a hard prune, then do it in the winter but you won't get any flowers that Spring. If you prune straight after flowering, the new growth it makes in that year will flower next year.
Sometine it's best to go by people's experiences, there's a lot of conflicting info to be had on net.
did you find yours bloomed after a winter pruning Ladybird, cos mine didn't. ?
I don't like Copy/paste, but here's a bit of info........
General pruning can be carried out in late Winter - but only for diseased, untidy and crossing branches. Any major surgery at this time of year will cut off the flowering growths for the incoming Spring.
If your Amelanchier needs corrective pruning to re-shape or bring to an acceptable size, then this should be carried out immediately after flowering in order to allow the shrub to start into growth and provide flowering branches for the next year. Any pruning of Amelanchier later in the year will probably prevent flowering in the following year. However, late pruning normally brings better autumn foliage colour with the newer leaves. (Taken form a web site)
so you can take your choice and do what you think best sammy, the foliage is striking and the blossom doesn't last for long. So it's choices really.