Pruning a Burning Bush
I read your info regarding pruning a burning bush. We have more of a burning tree; the trunk is 6-8 inches wide at the base and splits into three branches, each 2-4 inches wide. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
Are you saying the bush is overgrown and you want to rejuvenate it? If so, you can cut the entire bush to 6 inches above the ground in early spring and it will grow back. If that seems too drastic, remove 1/3 of the oldest, thickest branches as low as you can. Trim tall branches to a lateral to control overall size. Do this for 3 years and you have a younger, more easily managed shrub.