If you were to prune now, you'd be pruning off
many stems that were going to bear flowers.
Control its growth by pruning off
the tips before they contact the soil, and by mowing around the patch regularly to cut back escaping laterals and tips.
Pruning them in the spring, before they''ve bloomed, would mean pruning off
this year's flowers.
And if you're short on space, plant three or four varieties in one hole, pruning off
all but the outward-facing branches.
A You can reduce the height of fruit trees in winter by pruning off
the long extension growths made last summer.
It seems strange to be pruning off
last year's leaves along with their stems.
Gradually rejuvenate older shrubs by annually pruning off
about a third of the old stems at ground level.
In this instance, spraying with permethrin may be difficult to manage so I suggest pruning off
the infested shoots.
Today's best advice, however, tells another story, in which companies find what they do well and concentrate on that, pruning off
those branches which fail to perform.
But keep the branches below the lowest permanent scaffold branch for several years: Cut them to less than 12 inches in length during the dormant season, removing the largest ones first and pruning off
the remaining branches over a two three year period.
Then tie main stems back in, pruning off
any weak or dead wood.
If the tree is still too dense and bushy after pruning off
watersprouts, thin out crossing branches, crowded shoots, and weak growth.
Train them like standard apple trees by tying them to stakes and pruning off
Current controls include pruning off
tree branches at least 12 inches below the infected site and pruning off
the mistletoe flush with the branch, then wrapping the infected area with black plastic, tar paper, or aluminum foil to exclude light.