pruning thornless hawthorns

Asked January 17, 2020, 3:45 PM EST

Is it necessary to prune thornless hawthorns for all crossing branches? Hope much pruning is really necessary?

Douglas County Colorado

1 Response

Attached is a link to information from Colorado State University on proper pruning techniques. In section of the attachment 613-8 you can read guidelines on how much to prune and section 613-7 gives timelines for when to prune. The same recommendations written will apply to your Hawthorne.