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Regular pruning program

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grassmasterswilson, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How do you guys handle flowering shrubs(azaleas, camellias, etc)? Can you get away with pruning them once a year after they flower?
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Azaleas, rhodedendrons and the like never get pruned by me, unless they are obviously out of their zone... they grow slowly and look better being left alone, IMO...
     
  3. lukemelo216

    lukemelo216 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Flowering shrubs such as azalea rhodos lilcas magnolia etc get pruned right after flowering in the spring. Yes once a year is more than sufficient for these shrubs. We do the normal pruning after they flower and then throughout the year just prune broken branches diseased branches shoots and suckers etc. We wont do a full pruning where we thin it out etc because then they wont flower
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  4. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I was thinking the same thing. Once over just after blooms are spent and then small hand clipping for overgrowth or dead limbs
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