How do I prune multi-stemmed dogwoods?
Multi-stemmed dogwoods (e.g Cornus sanguinea) are usually grown for their colorful twigs, which are particularly attractive in the winter. These shrubs should be hard-pruned in the late winter or early spring. All the shoots should be pruned to within a few inches of the ground. Alternatively, they can be pruned selectively every year by cutting some of the older stems close to their base and allowing them to regrow.
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- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service