Hort Report: Pruning Tips for Winter

Thanks to Horticulture Chair Kevin Tepas for this information about winter pruning!  Adapted from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine.

Many garden plants benefit from pruning, but it’s important to prune at the right time of year, in the right way. Many plants should be pruned in the winter months, while they’re dormant. Pruning in winter encourages flowers and fruit, can encourage a good shape, promotes strong growth and helps to stop disease taking hold. Do not prune when the temperature is 20° or below, however, as this extreme cold can cause dieback in pruned limbs. Plants which should be pruned in the winter months while they’re dormant include the following (click here)