pruned at the wrong time

Asked May 5, 2018, 7:24 PM EDT

Hi, My husband accidentally pruned our viburnums -- one snowball, one with tiny white flowers-- at the wrong time last year. This spring, they did not have any flowers except for a couple at the bottom of the plant where he didn't prune. I am wondering if we should prune the new flowerless green growth back this spring, or should we leave it til next year? Thank you,

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1 Response

If the plant is the size and shape you want, you don't need to prune again. Those flower-less branches should bloom next year.
In general, the best time to prune blooming shrubs is just after they have bloomed.