Ornamental plants in the landscape can be pruned for a range of reasons. They might be managed to ensure a size or shape that fits the space. They might also need to be pruned to manage damage by disease, insects, or weather. Likewise, pruning can be needed to ensure proper flowering and growth. This publication covers important pruning concepts including selecting tools, proper pruning techniques and methods along with timing for several key plants in the landscape.
Published by: University of Georgia
Date Published: February 2015
Link to Resource: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%20961_4.PDF