My inbox has been filled lately with pruning questions. Specifically, how to prune back overgrown flowering shrubs.
|Chihuahuan Sage (Leucophyllum laevigatum)|
|‘Thunder Cloud’ Texas Sage (Leucophyllum candidum ‘Thunder Cloud’)|
|‘White Cloud’ Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens ‘White Cloud’)|
|Pruned back to 1 ft.
This is the ugly stage. But you need to go through this ‘awkward’ stage to achieve beautiful, healthy shrubs.
|New growth appears 3 weeks later|
|8 weeks after pruning.|
|12 weeks after severe pruning.|
|Hand pruners, pruning saw and loppers|