Put the right shrub in the right spot, then sit.
All shrubs flower. However, the flowers of some deciduous shrubs, such as winged euonymus (burning bush), alpine currant, and fragrant sumac, are small and inconspicuous. These shrubs possess attractive foliage, fruit, bark, or some other ornamental feature.
Prune shrubs with inconspicuous flowers in late winter or early spring before growth begins. The best time to rejuvenate large, overgrown shrubs is late winter or early spring (March or early April). Heavy pruning in late winter or early spring will reduce or eliminate the flower display for 2 or 3 years.
However, rejuvenation pruning will restore the health of the shrubs. Apr 02, Late winter and early spring are ideal times for pruning many shrubs. At this time, shrubs are leafless, so you are better able to see the overall shape of the shrub and easily identify dead, damaged, diseased wood and structural defects.
Because pruning stimulates new growth, late summer and fall pruning are not desirable pruning times as new growth at that time of year is subject to winter Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Mar 17, The reason the bush is so low-maintenance is that pruning is optional. And if you do choose to prune, the procedure is simple: Since it blooms on new wood, you prune it down to the ground in early spring, then you don't prune it bushmulch.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.