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Pruning Flowering Shrubs

First Paragraph:
Pruning is the selective removal of specific plant parts for the benefit of the whole plant. Some reasons to prune are to train a plant, maintain plant health, improve the quality of flowers, fruits and stems, restrict growth, remove damaged and diseased branches, and to increase air circulation that can decrease specific plant diseases.
Publication Number:
FS1221
Author(s):
Elaine Fogerty
Publisher:
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
Date Published:
12/9/2013
Number of pages:
3
Tags:
rejuvenation; thinning cuts; spring-flowering shrubs; summer-flowering shrubs