Pruning ornamental shrubs (2007)
Pruning is often misunderstood and improperly practiced. Proper pruning is not difficult if a regular maintenance schedule is followed. A plant that has been neglected is difficult or impossible to prune. Therefore, pruning should begin before a plant has reached maximum size for the space occupied. When a plant has become too large for normal pruning, it should be replaced. Using dwarf plants in limited spaces reduces pruning needs.
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