Pruning of Pride of Barbados
When and how much can I prune Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulchcherrima)?
Kerr County Texas
Thanks for your question. I've found nothing from Texas A & M, but found two publications that offer advice on when and how much from nearby states. The first is from U. of Florida extension, specifically about this plant. The second is from Arizona, and relates to a variety of bushes and shrubs. You'll have to compare climates and your plant's growth habits and size to determine which (after December blooming, or waiting until early spring) best meets your needs.
Hope this is helpful!