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Jun 27, A once-a-year pruning in late winter is essential to maintaining the bright colors of the twigs, which is what these shrubs are prized for. Your goal in pruning Dogwood shrubs, such as the red and yellow twigged dogwoods, is to remove old stems that have lost their brilliance that will be replaced by new, brightly colored stems.

For hard or rejuvenating pruning, prune the older stems or canes in the late winter while the dogwood shrub is dormant. For general shaping, prune the shrub right after it has finished blooming up to shrubfell.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Feb 23, garden. Red twig dogwood (Cornus alba 'Sibirica') and red osier dogwood (C. stolonifera) bear small white flowers, but unlike their treelike cousin flowering dogwood, they are primarily prized for their colorful red stems.

Prune them in late winter or early spring while they are still dormant. First remove any dead or damaged shrubfell.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min. As the plant matures, some “renewal pruning” should be done. This is done in early spring by removing two or three of the plants largest canes to the ground.

Repeat this process each year over a three year period to re-invigorate old plants. Please be aware, however, that renewal pruning will reduce the number of blooms for that year. Nov 23, Prune red dogwood bushes in late fall after the leaves have dropped. The bush may also be pruned in early spring before new growth appears, but.

Jan 13, Prune your dogwood to encourage flowering in early summer. June is generally considered the best month for this type of pruning, but any time in the early summer will work. You should not snip buds off during the dormant season since doing so will cut the flowers off before they have the chance to open, rather than simply redirecting the shrubfell.buzz: K.

Mar 22, To carry out an analysis of how to prune a cornus or dogwood, and taking into account the great variation from one type to another, we will divide this section into shrubs and trees. Cornus shrub pruning. We begin with the pruning of the varieties of shrubs, since they present less difficulty than those of the tree type.