This article was co-authored by Maggie Moran.
Jul 03, When to Prune Evergreen Shrubs In general, prune needle-bearing evergreen shrubs in early spring, toward the end of dormancy and before the emergence of new growth. Pruning the evergreens at this time allows plenty of time for new growth to emerge, as well as plenty of time for these new shoots to harden off before the following winter.
Sep 25, Prune to retain a natural shape Evergreen shrubs in the landscape look best when their natural shape is allowed to show. Pruning evergreens into little boxes, balls or rectangles is not pruning, but shrub mutilation. Only in formal hedges or landscapes should evergreens be pruned in a tight, sheared manner.
Mar 04, Your trimming schedule wouldn’t be complete without also looking at evergreen shrubs and where they fit into the mix. Shrubs like Juniper and yew fall into this category. Pruning evergreen bushes is best done in late March or early April before new growth begins. Light pruning can also happen in late June or early July. Apr 06, Why You Might Want to Prune Evergreens.
Priniciples of Pruning: Making a Good Cut.
There are a few instances where trimming evergreen trees and shrubs might be worthwhile. As with any plant, pruning out diseased, broken, or dead branches is recommended.
Disease in any branch can quickly spread throughout the tree or shrub and dead branches are open invitations for disease and pests to move bushlopping.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.
Oct 06, Pruning evergreen shrubs requires removing any wilted or diseased branches before trimming back one third of the healthy branches.
Maintain an evergreen shru. Prune evergreen shrubs, such as juniper and yew, in late March or early April before new growth begins. Light pruning may also be done in mid-summer. Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs in the fall. Fall pruned evergreens are more susceptible to winter injury.