Q. What needs pruning in spring?
Here is a rule of thumb for spring pruning of shrubs and roses -
- Prune summer-flowering shrubs in early spring before the new growth starts.
- Prune repeat-blooming roses in late March or early April. Standard advice is to prune them when forsythia is blooming.
- Prune spring-flowering shrubs after they have flowered or when the flower starts to fade.
- Wait until May or June to prune your evergreen shrubs and hedges.
Much more spring gardening advice appears in our Spring Gardening Chore Guide
Courtesy of the NYBG Plant Information Service
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