trimming deciduous shrubs

Asked January 16, 2020, 8:49 PM EST

Landscapers trimmed deciduous shrubs including red twig dogwood and spirea a couple of weeks ago. Is this timing ok?

Douglas County Colorado

1 Response

The short answer is yes, winter is a fine time to prune deciduous shrubs as they are dormant in colder weather. For more information on the why’s and how’s of pruning deciduous shrubs, please review the following CSU Planttalk 1713: https://planttalk.colostate.edu/topics/trees-shrubs-vines/1713-pruning-shrubs/