Seasonal pruning of fruit bearing shrubs & trees

Asked February 7, 2017, 11:42 AM EST

With the crazy weather this winter (yeah right) I am totally unsure on when to proceed with pruning of the following: Thornless blackberries Blueberries Goji berries Concord grapes Dwarf fruit trees: Apple Plum Cherry Also Lace cap hydrangeas Please advice Blueberries & fruit trees are necessary to prune this season Thank you very much Zip code 21042

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Apple Trees - In general prune when dormant from the time trees drop their leaves until bud break.
Stone fruit
Goji Berries
Lace cap Hydrangeas - The bigleaf hydrangeas are the most common types in the landscape and flower on previous year’s growth. They can be susceptible to cold damage. Stems that have been damaged by cold should be pruned as soon as it is determined they are dead in the spring. Watch for new growth at the base of the plant. If the plant has basal shoots that are about 6 inches in length, but the upper parts are bare, then the bare stems need to be removed. Otherwise prune shortly after flowering is complete. Here is a video