Summer Pruning for Woody and Herbaceous Perennial Plants

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Summer is the time to prune trees and shrubs that bloom in the spring and to help perennial flowering plants look their best. Extension Agent Kirsten Conrad walks you through the how, when, and why to prune hedges, multi-stem shrubs, small trees, and large branches. EMG’s-in-training Kathy Eiden and Brandis O’Neal are on hand to debut a short video on specialty pruning. With these best practices, your pruning results will be healthier and fuller growth, better flowers and fruit, and more attractive landscaping.

This free online class was offered by Extension Master Gardeners.

Zoom session, recorded July 23, 2021


Video of Presentation

Due to a technical difficulty, the sound on the intern video did not play during the live presentation. We have edited out that section. After watching the first half, please watch the video on Pruning Lilacs and then continue to the rest of the presentation.

Summer Pruning of Perennial Shrubs with Kirsten Conrad

Chapter Breaks – Summer Pruning Part 1

Extension Master Gardener Interns Brandis O’Neal on Summer Lilac (videography by Cathy Eiden)
Summer Pruning of Perennial Shrubs with Kirsten Conrad

Chapter Breaks – Summer Pruning, Part 2


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