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How to Prune Snowball Bushes Home Guides SF Gate. Sep 21, Encourage new growth and a fuller canopy by Heading Back pruning. Remove selected branches by cutting just above the node of a bud, identified by a set of leaves, at a degree angle with the base of the cut one-quarter inch above the bud. Clean your tools during the pruning process if disease is suspected or confirmed. Jun 15, Pruning Snowball Bush Viburnum Prune lightly if needed (for example, if you are growing it in a tight spot) just after the flowering period is over.

You can cut the flowers to use in floral displays- if you aren't cutting them, pinch off the spent blossoms to encourage new growth. Common Pests and DiseasesBotanical Name: Viburnum x carlcephalum. 2.

Trimming hydrangeas to the ground can weaken them over time.

Prune the snowball bush in early summer to encourage fresh, new growth. Wait until after the flowers fade. Cut back the oldest stems to ground level, as well as any stems with a diameter less. Sep 09, I have cut back my Burning bushes in the spring, fall and winter. The following year depending on weather conditions I will be trimming off any where from 12 to 18 inches of new growth.

cutting back snowball bush, Elfers FL

After watching the video I’m going to cut a few way back. Aug 31, Avoid cutting too close to the point of origin, which can remove some of the bark and cause injury. Remove dead or diseased wood by pruning the entire branch back to a point of healthy, disease-free growth.

You can rejuvenate old plants by cutting them down to a short stump but, after doing so, the shrub may not bloom for two years. The Original Snowball Bush An amazingly 'SHOWY' addition to any landscape; the Viburnum macrocephalum, more commonly known as the 'Chinese Snowball Bush', is beautiful and easy-to-grow.

The flowers emerge a striking lime-green in late spring and gradually turn to snowy-white in mid-May; they retain their green color for several weeks before turning to cream and then to white.

At full.

Snowball bushes are known for the puffy, white flowers that bloom on them year after year.

Planting Tips Botanical Name: Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile' Type: Large-scale shrub that is deciduous in the coldest areas, nearly evergreen it at the back of the border to fill a large space, or use it as a small tree. Size: Rounded habit, growing 12 to 20 feet tall and wide; blooms span 6 to 8 inches across.

Light: Full sun to part shade.

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