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Pruning Flowering Shrubs in Late Summer

Late August to early September is when I usually lightly prune a few of my summer flowering shrubs.  I just finished pruning my Red Bird-of-Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima), taking off about 1/3 of the height. This helps to promote additional flowers in early October. The keyword here is to prune lightly, not severely prune. By pruning […]