Pruning a Burning Bush

Asked May 7, 2018, 3:58 PM EDT

Can I still prune my burning bush, today is 5-7-18 . I live in the Excelsior/Chan area. If so do I need to do it like now or do I still have a week or so, thank you I really appreciate your help! I forgot to ask can I prune a foot or two it is about 8 ft tall?

Hennepin County Minnesota pruning shrubs burning bush horticulture

2 Responses

Pruning now will stimulate growth but will not harm the bush unless it is a hot day. This week has been too hot. Take no more than 30 % off per year. So, 1-2 ft is ok. Check out the pruning guide for how to prune for the nicest shape. https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/pruning-trees-shrubs/