• Pruning Daphne

    I have a deciduous daphne that is 5 years old, or older; it blooms in the spring, before the leaves open. It is lovely, but is getting too big. Can I prune it? If so, how much and when?  …

  • Lilac candidate for rehab

    Albeit belatedly, this spring we pruned back the Arctic Willow that had deprived our lilac of light. Given the lilac’s current shape (photo attached) I’m unsure how, or whether, pruning might restore some lower branches to grow. How severely can…

  • Flower buds not opening on old Rhododendron

    My old, five foot, Rhododendron has flower buds at the top that are not opening and the plant seems to be making new buds from the old wood about one foot up from the soil?  The Rhododendron beside it is…

  • Wisteria needs pruning – How and When

    My Wisteria is out of control and needs to be pruned.  How do I prune it and when is the best time?  …

  • Apricot tree main branch broke

    Hello, I am not sure if I can explain properly but I have a young apricot tree I bought an year ago. Now I can see leaf and growth but main branch that goes straight up broke during bad season…

  • Pruning a standard lilac tree

    Hi, I have an old standard lilac tree that is getting too big to hold up the branches with the flowers & leaves out. the tree is about 18 years old now….beautifully large round lollipop….but is now too heavy and…

  • smokebush

    I have a young Smokebush that I bought in 2012. it is about three feet high. Do I need to prune this bush and if so, when? Thank you.…

  • Pruning Buddleia

    What is the best time to prune Butterfly Bush?    …

  • Pruning weeping Alaskan cedar

    I have a Weeping Alaskan Cedar that may need pruning. (I attached a photo, hopefully you can see it.) It seems to have 2 leaders (each about 3′ tall) in addition to the main tree (4′ tall). One coming from…

  • Pruning Buddleia (Butterfly bush)

    Hello, I have two butterfly bushes in a back garden that have thrived on neglect. I now realize I need to prune but I have read conflicting advice. Some say cut down stalks to just above soil, others 60 cms,…