Srub pruning question
I've just cut back some thick outer branches from a large shrub in my front yard that had outgrown its space and now it's rather top heavy. Is it ok to cut back the top branches proportionally even though that's where most of the new growth seems to be happening? Will new branches grow lower down if I do? I can't tell you the type of shrub. It has non-glossy green leaves in the summer that turn bright red in the fall. The branches have interesting angular ridges. Thanks! Laura Hulscher.
Hennepin County Minnesota
From your description I think you have a burning bush. I think it would benefit from renewal pruning.