I did notice your previous response for someone else regarding the care of a variegated dogwood and it was helpful to read about trimming these shrubs back, etc. but my question is: Living in Minnesota, with our short 'warm season', is it too late to trim back my variegated dogwood.
I have had it several years so it is well established, but. Nov 23, Prune red dogwood bushes in late fall after the leaves have dropped. The bush may also be pruned in early spring before new growth appears, but it should be dormant.
1. Select a healthy, pencil-thick variegated dogwood branch long enough to supply the number of cuttings. Each cutting should measure 6- to 9-inches long and have three or more leaf buds. Red twig dogwood is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8. Cut back one-third of the oldest branches to the ground in late winter or very early spring.
Remove branches that touch the ground, cutting them back to the bush's base at ground level. Can you keep a dogwood tree small? A dogwood grows 1 or 2 feet. Oct 24, How far back can I trim a dogwood bush? Answer this question.
Answered. I always trim my bushes in mn.
In the fall Conservative me, no more than 1/3 of the bush. I try to be selective looking for new branches and shoots to reach their potential rather than just.