Winter Is Here, Get Your Pruning Shears!

It’s wintertime, which means that it is time to prune a lot of your trees and shrubs.  Pruning during winter means that it will be easier to see what and where you are trimming. To make winter pruning an easier task, Simply Green has compiled a list of things to look out for in the winter season.

Pruning trees and shrubs in the dormant season can give new life to some plants. A plant that is pruned properly can thrive with new blooms, and support healthier growth in the spring.

  • Prune with the natural shape of the plant. Shaving it too far down can actually do more harm than good. It will also grow into an unnatural shape in the spring.
  • Prune back to a branch off of the main limb at a 45-degree angle. This will promote better growth of the branch.
  • Make sure to cut out dead branches.

While a lot of plants benefit from being pruned during winter, some are better suited for spring and summer. The plants that need attention now are:

  • Pruning trees and shrubsTrees like Crape Myrtles that flower in the summer time.
  • Hydrangea bushes
  • Trees that produce fruit. These should be cut in the dormant season to prevent the loss of fruit.
  • Barberries
  • Bradford Pears
  • Spruce
  • Junipers


This list outlines some basic plant to pay attention to in the winter. If you have a tree or shrub not on this list you are unsure about, please contact us!

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