Q.nine bark shrub
Zone ottawa ontario | le added on June 13, 2018 | Answered
Can you tell me why my nine bark shrubs are only blooming on the bottom branches? There are many new branches on the top but no flowers.
Answered on June 14, 2018
If you must prune, prune right after blooming. Ninebarks bloom in the spring on the prior woods growth, so summer or fall pruning is still the answer. Pruning is done to maintain shape and in some cases you may end up sacrificing blooms for one year if you desire a more compact shrub.
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