When Do You Cut Back or Prune the Oleander Bush?

Answer Many gardeners think of pruning as important only in a cosmetic or aesthetic sense. Indeed, pruning can keep your plants growing in the size and shape that you desire for them. But pruning can serv... Read More »

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When do I prune a gardenia bush?

Prune your gardenia bush after it has finished blooming. If you prune after October 1st, you may be reducing the number of blooms for the next year. Gardenia bushes that are in their first year of ... Read More »

When do you cut back a butterfly bush?

On One Hand: Butterfly Bush is Easy to Trim Any TimeButterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) can be cut way back---almost to ground level---since they bloom on new growth, so GardensAlive says that it's e... Read More »

How do I prune a bush?

Remove Thick StemsRemove one third of the oldest and thickest stems or trunk down to the ground. This may seem radical but the harsh pruning shocks the roots of an old bush into producing vigorous ... Read More »

How do i prune a viburnum bush?

Prune viburnum bush only when necessary to provide a pleasing shape. Bushes that are 4 or 5 years old will do well if you trim up to 1/3 of the oldest stems. Wait two or three years before pruning ... Read More »