Jun 27, If your Dogwood shrub has become overgrown and unsightly, or just looks burnt out, in late winter you can cut back the entire shrub to about 10 inches above the ground. Jun 26, A harbinger of spring in parts of the country that enjoy mild winters, flowering dogwood trees boast an abundance of pink, white or red flowers long before the first leaves appear in spring.
Since they grow only 15 to 30 feet ( to 9 m.) tall, there is room for a dogwood. Sep 26, Prune your dogwood to encourage flowering in early summer. June is generally considered the best month for this type of pruning, but any time in the early summer will work.
You should not snip buds off during the dormant season since doing so will cut the flowers off before they have the chance to open, rather than simply redirecting the energy%(9). After the dogwood shrub has finished blooming in the spring, you can “shape” the plant by cutting back wild stems and evening up the foliage. This can be done until July. After July and into the fall you shouldn’t prune the shrub because it will encourage new Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
Jun 23, Pacific or mountain dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) can be grown as a medium-size tree or tall shrub and is the western version of flowering dogwood (Cornus florida).
Pacific dogwoods have tiny purple-green flower clusters surrounded by large white bracts. Foliage will. Prune apple trees, including flowering crabapples, mountain ash, hawthorns and shrub cotoneasters in late winter (February-early April).
Spring or summer pruning increases the chances for infection and spread of the bacterial disease fireblight. Autumn or early winter pruning is more likely to result in drying and die-back at pruning sites.