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Can I prune a crabapple in February and not hurt the bloom/fruit? I usually prune "regular apple trees" around March and it doesn't hurt them. I didn't know if there is a difference. If I can't prune now when? Thanks Matt
Many woody shrubs or ornamental trees produce flower buds in fall that bloom the following spring. Pruning in late fall or very early spring may remove these flower buds. For full floral effect, prune flowering plants in the landscape just after bloom.
I pruned the crabapples this past week. I was weighing all options and decided to go for it. The trees were not done for a while and had no shape or form. Numerous branches were rubbing and lots of suckergrowthes. Thanks for the replies. Matt