Spring Pruning

Spring is such a wonderful time of year in the continental United States, so many good things come at the turning of the spring equinox.  So many see spring as a time for yard Maintenance and Clean up, especially if you live in the North East or the Northern Central States. Whether you hire a Service or Do-It-Yourself Spring Clean-up can bring reminiscent of New beginnings, new plantings, mulching, and pruning.

Pruning is generally a late spring or early summer task, some do require attention in the early spring while still dormant; i.e.

You can still get your pruner out this spring to shape the following list of trees and shrubs, while they are still dormant.

  • Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
  • Butterfly Bush (Buddleia Davidii)
  • Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
  • Flowering Plum (Prunus blireana)
  • Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
  • Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissiam)
  • Hydrangea, Peegee (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’)
  • Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa)
  • Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
  • Spirea (except Bridal Wreath) (Spirea japonica))
  • Wisteria (Wistera species)

*About.com Home Gardening, Flowering Trees & Shrubs Marie Iannotti

It is well know that most Flowering Trees should not be pruned in the spring, with the exception to be that to unshapely overtaken tree, sacrificing a few blossoms to regain shape and longevity, early Grooming is probably necessity.

Grooming your Trees and Ornamental Shrubs, add a sense of wellbeing to your property and allows for others and yourself to enjoy their esthetic beauty. Some things are best done seasonally and if in doubt, best to check with your local Lawn and Garden shop, or Green house for those who are best trained for Plant Maintenance, whether you are pruning, fertilizing, they generally have the best advice and knowledge based resource to assist in your geographic area.