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Eddie’s Corner: Tips to Prune your Shrubs

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, March 1, 2016

PruningWith spring just around the corner, I thought I would give you some tips on when and how to prune some of the more common shrubs found in Georgia. The first thing to remember is that shearing the surface with hedge shears destroys the natural shape of many shrubs. If you use hand pruners to cut out undesirable long branches, it will result in a more natural appearance. Remember also that pruning should be started soon after the shrub is planted. Pruning plants when they are small will result in the development of a compact limb system near ground level. Now let’s look at pruning some specific shrubs.  Continue reading