How do I prune multi-stemmed dogwoods?

Answer

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.

 

For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
-
Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

  • Last Updated Dec 13, 2022
  • Views 190
  • Answered By Anita Finkle

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 0 0

Ask a plant expert

Send us an email or use the question form below.

Submit a question

Before submitting your question, try searching our Plant and Gardening FAQ page and Help Guides. Still need help? Fill out the form below and a plant expert will answer your individual plant and gardening questions. We will respond to questions in the order we receive them.

Your Question
Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.