Ways To Pruning Chinese Fringe Shrubs
Next time you are outdoors and detect an intoxicating scent, look for unassuming evergreen shrubs decorated with fringy white flowers. These would be the Chinese fringe shrubs. Although maintenance on these shrubs is low, pruning will help to maintain the appearance and bloom production on the plant. Here are several ways to pruning Chinese fringe shrubs. Prune Chinese fringe shrubs at the right time of year to avoid the loss of next year’s flowers. Avoid late summer and fall pruning as flowers are forming at this time. Cut back the shrub in the spring, when flowering has finished. Remove bottom branches first and work around the shrub. Balance cuts evenly. Work your way up the shrub. Cut back unruly branches that shoot out farther than the natural form. As much as one-fourth of the growth can be removed. Reduce the size temporarily with this type of deep pruning.
Prune out top growth of smaller varieties of Chinese fringe shrubs for a ground cover look. Remove entire top branches to achieve a shorter and spreading appearance. Or remove bottom branches to give the shrub an attractive tree form. Remove dead and crossing branches. For note, avoid regularly pruning Chinese fringe shrub into a round shape. Pruning that is too heavy or frequent often results in the loss of Chinese fringe shrub’s pleasing natural shape and can cause decline.