Pruning overgrown privet hedge

Hi, what’s the best practice to prune an overgrown privet hedge that’s over 70 years old? The hedge has grown fat and tall with most of the branches look dead inside, only the thin outer layer grow leaves. I have…

Euonymous Damage

I have extensive damage to my euonymous plant this spring, I guess caused by winter weather. Large portions of this mature shrub are brown leaved/dead. The bottom part of the shrub is fine; it’s just the top and middle. Can…

pruning a beauty bush

I live in Toronto and I’m wondering when is the best time to prune a beauty bush. I actually want it to grow tall, so don’t know if I need to prune it. Thanks…

Tsuma Gaki Japanese Maple

I recently was given a small Tsuma Gaki Japanese Maple. It is currently in a 15 inch pot, which it has obviously been in for a long time. It is currently 39″ high and 45″ wide. I would like to…

wisteria training and pruning –

Our Wisteria hardly bloomed this year. I need to find someone who can properly trim and tie up the wisteria on our Purgola. Can you do that or recommend someone (I tried to use the web list unsuccessfully)? I have…

Woody Dying Lavendar – Part 2

Hello, Thank you for the reply to this question. I am still unsure how to proceed though. Do I leave all the woody branches intact and only cut the woody stems growing up out of the branches? That will leave…

Woody Dying Lavendar

Hello, I live in North York. I have had a healthy lavender plant for several years and I have pruned it end of season as advised. This year it is all woody except for a a small amount of green…

Pruning Staghorn Sumac

Our Sumac is more than 15 years old and has never been pruned. It is extremely tall and spindly. Can it be severely pruned back?…

Grape Vine Pruning.

I would like to get someone to prune my grapes in the backyard, and don’t know where to find someone to do the job?. I am wondering if you could help me.…