Both species are much alike in their cultural needs.
Jun 27, Every year, in late winter, you'll want to remove about a third of the old, most faded stems from your Dogwood shrub, cutting them back to the ground. Also cut out any damaged or dead stems.
If it is too tall to be reached comfortably or safely, an arborist can be hired to do the work for you.
This method will encourage more new, brightly colored stems to emerge when the plant emerges from dormancy in spring. If you want to control the height of the shrub, the stems you left alone can be. There are several ways to cut back a dogwood: Rejuvenating or Hard Pruning Coppicing Pruning Annual Pruning Touch Up Pruning General PruningEstimated Reading Time: 6 mins. May 02, Mariah Mickman explains how to prune a Dogwood shrub.
She demonstrates how to reduce the height and rejuvenate the shrub. Suggested tools: loppers, hand prun. Apr 01, bushnotch.bar back all thick woody growth back to the ground. These are the thicker more established stems.
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Usually, they will only have growth near the top. So let’s cut them back to 3- Reviews: 2. Feb 23, First remove any dead or damaged stems. In addition, remove about a third of the oldest stems annually. The new shoots that sprout from the ground will have a brighter red color in winter.
You could also prune them down to the ground annually so they Estimated Reading Time: 1 min. Nov 23, Cut off all the branches near the soil above the first leaf node to completely renew the shrub. A flush of new growth will appear during the next growing season, restoring the shrub.