Portland Landscape Design and Tree Care Service

Pruning timetable

Copyright 2005 - 2011 by M. D. Vaden. Pruning information is divided into Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Etc. - plus other pruning topics.


     



Pruning Timetable

This season is as good of a season to schedule pruning projects as any other. And your scheduled list can include an extended plan for following seasons. The number in the table pertains to the age of growth on which flower buds are produced.

1 = flowers on new wood current year. 2 = flowers on last year's growth, and autumn, winter or spring pruning not advised if you want flowers. 0 = no suggestions
Months during which to prune
Abelia Nov-Jan 1
Arborvitae (Thuja) Nov-Jul 0
Aucuba Jun-Jul 2
Azalea - Deciduous May-Jul 2
Azalea - Evergreen May-Jul 2
Barberry - Decidudous May-Jul 2
Barberry - Evergreen May-Jul 2
Bayberry Mar-Jun 0
Beautyberry (Callicarpa) Nov-Mar 1
Beautybush (Kolkwitzia) Jun-Jul 2
Boxwood (Buxus) Nov-Jul 0
Broom (Cytisus) Jun-Jul 2
Butterfly bush Nov-Mar 1
Camellia - japonica May-Jul 2
Camellia - sasanqua Mar-May 1
Cherry / Prunus Mar-Jul 0
Cotoneaster - Deciduous Nov-Feb 0
Cotoneaster - Evergreen Nov-Feb 0
Crape Myrtle Jan-Sep 1
Daphne / Winter Apr-Jul 2
Deutzia Jun-Jul 2
Dogwood - Red twig Nov-Mar 1
Eleagnus Nov-Jul 0
Euonymus -Deciduous Nov-Mar 0
Euonymus - Evergreen Nov-Jul 0
Forsythia Apr-Jul 2
Gardenia Nov-Feb 1
Hibiscus / Rose of Sharon Nov-Mar 1
Holly - Evergreen Jun-Jul 2
Honeysuckle May-Jul 2
Hydrangea, Spring flowers Jul-August 2
Hydrangea - Summer flowers Nov-Feb 1
Hypericum, St. Johnswort Jan-Mar 1
Indian Hawthorn (Raphiolepis) May-Jul 2
Jasmine, Winter Apr-Jul 2
Juniper Nov-Jul 0
Kerria Jun-Jul 2
Leucothoe Jun-Jul 0
Lilac Jun-Jul 2
Mahonia / Oregon grape May-Jul 2
Mockorange Jun-Jul 2
Mountain laurel (Kalmia) Jun-Jul 2
Nandina Jan-Mar 1
Osmanthus Nov-Jun 1
Photinia Nov-Jul 0
Pieris May-Jul 2
Pine (the few sheared ones) Apr-Jun 3
Pittosporum Feb-May 0
Privet (Ligustrum) Nov-Jul 0
Potentilla Oct-Mar 1
Pyracantha Jun-Jul 2
Quince Apr-Jul 2
Rhododendron Jun-Jul 2
Rose Feb-Mar
Jul-Aug
1
Serviceberry Apr-Jun 0
Smoke Tree Nov-Feb 1
Spirea - Spring flowers May-Jun 2
Spirea - Summer flowers Jan-Feb 1
Sumac Aug-Mar 1
Viburnum May-Jul 2
Weigela May-Jul 2
Willow - Pussy Apr-Jul 2
Witchhazel Apr-Jul 2
Yew Nov-Jul 0