pruning euonymus shrubs
I planted a euonymus shrub last year and want to know if I should prune it. If I should prune it, is it too late to prune it now (I live in northern Maryland). It already has new leaves on it. Thank you.
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If growth becomes congested in deciduous euonymus shrubs, open up the plants in late winter to early spring before leaves emerge when the branching structure still is easy to see. Remove broken or damaged branches and crossing branches as well as those that are too close together.
For evergreen variegated euonymus, monitor bushes throughout the year to eliminate all-green branches. If they grow out, it might not be possible to regain the variegated form. Frequent pruning during spring and summer on fast-growing cultivars helps develop the desired shape and size.