Mulch the shrub to control weeds and keep the soil.
May 05, If the green growth is pruned away, the bush will not bear much fruit. You can cut the bushes right down to inches above the ground after about the fourth year, but that would then require years of growth before fruit will mature. One other option is to prune different parts of the bush in different years, but this will reduce maximum yield.
May 04, Prune in early spring before bud break. First remove diseased, damaged, dead or weak branches as well as those low to the ground. Then prune out a few of the oldest thickest branches, making the cuts as close to the base of the plant (ground level) as possible to open up the centre and encourage new growth. When to Prune Saskatoon Bushes?
Pruning is what helps your berries grow without crowding, and keeps the bush healthy during the growing process.
You’ll need to prune your bushes in the early spring season right before new growth starts. During the first three years after planting your Saskatoon bushes, you’ll prune only to remove diseased or dead stems. Don’t forget to remove stems that are healthy but drooping too low to the ground.
You’ll use sharp pruning. Pruning cuts to ground level do not encourage canker when pruning Saskatoon berry bushes (no infections observed).
Above ground cuts, particularly in larger diameter wood, showed canker enü-y at most of the sites of a cut. Smaller above ground wood cuts.