Don’s Tips: Spring Pruning


Spring Pruning

Spring Pruning

If you want a really neat & tidy garden, spring pruning is a great idea.

Spring pruning is where you give all of your shrubs a gentle haircut all over.  You only remove 7-15cm of growth immediately after flowering.  As the flowers fade it’s time to prune.

Most plants will really benefit from spring pruning especially hibiscus, diosmas, may bush, azaleas and almost all native plants including grevilleas, bottlebrushes, westringeas, lily pillies, paper barks etc.

There is no science as to how you prune plants in spring – most people would use hedge trimmers and shape the plant into an attractive ball.  But it’s up to you to decide on the shape that you want.

Do some tidy-up spring pruning this week.