Summersweet Shrubs
Q.

sweet shrub

Zone honeoye falls ny | homerduff109 added on May 5, 2018 | Answered

pruned last fall and not showing signs of buds

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
MichiganDot
Answered on May 5, 2018

I'll assume you are talking of flower buds. Depending on where you live, spring is late this year so many plants are 1-2 weeks behind schedule. Fall is not the right time to prune shrubs. For one thing, spring blooming shrubs have already set flower buds; pruning removes them. Pruning is a stimulus to plants to grow right when they should be starting the process of going dormant for winter. New growth after the pruning will not survive cold winters. The best time to prune spring-blooming shrubs is right after they bloom. For summer blooming shrubs, early spring, just as growth is beginning is preferred since most of them bloom on new branches. Hydrangea varieties have differing pruning needs and must be researched by species.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Summersweet Shrubs
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More