Limit your pruning to only long shoots, especially those of you that use plant cuttings for your winter and holiday arrangements. Do not do heavy pruning in the fall. This will initiate heavy new growth which can be severely damaged by the winter weather. Excessive pruning also increases the plant’s need for water. Either way you will end up with burned leaves which do nothing for the aesthetics of your plantings. It is perfectly fine to prune out any dead or damaged tissue that developed over the summer.
Be sure to water and hydrate the root systems before any pruning to reduce plant stress and promote recovery.« Back to Glossary Index