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Q.Prune red twig dogwood.

Zone 13215 | chocolatelover199 added on September 9, 2019 | Answered

Mine is very thin; can I cut it down in fall to come back better in spring?

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Answered on September 9, 2019

Prune redtwig dogwood when it is dormant this winter. It responds well to hard pruning. Since it grows fast, you may want to thin spindly branches each year (anything less than pencil diameter) and prune out the oldest wood annually after spring bloom is over. Young wood blooms more heavily and has that lovely red color.

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