The Pruning Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask
When should you prune a blackberry bush? How much should you remove? What’s the difference between pinching and heading back? And how can you be sure that you aren’t harming your fragile blossoms? The Pruning Answer Book offers fresh insights to these relevant questions and scores of others. With clear instructions, detailed illustrations, and expert advice, you’ll have all the information you need to successfully prune flowering plants, fruit and nut trees, shrubs, brambles, evergreens, vines, groundcovers, and more.
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arborist arborvitae bark bay laurel berries Boston ivy BOTANICAL NAME BOTANICAL NAME COMMON buds bushy canes central leader cherry cleanup clematis clip COMMON NAME HABIT conifers coppicing cotoneaster crop crotches cultivar cut back deadhead Deciduous shrub Rounded Deciduous tree diseased dormant dwarf early spring espalier European beech evergreen Forsythia fruit trees garden grapes ground cover growth HABIT SHAPE PRUNING heavy pruning hedge holly hybrid tea hydrangea inches Japanese keep look NAME COMMON NAME NAME HABIT SHAPE need pruning Needs little pruning old wood peach pinching plant plums produce prun prune fruit trees prune in late PRUNING TIPS remove dead remove suckers renewal renovating Rhododendron root pruning root-ball roses shade tree SHAPE PRUNING METHODS shearing shoots small tree spread stems sucker removal tall topiary train tree Rounded tree’s trees and shrubs trunk varieties Viburnum vine Vine Shaping walnut water sprouts winter to early woody year’s