Shrubs and trees: light pruning

A number of trees and shrubs naturally form a well-branched framework. They require little or no pruning and in fact may be spoilt by harder pruning. Such plants fall into RHS Pruning group 1.

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Pruning Hamamelis

Quick facts

Suitable for: Evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs with non-vigorous shoots
Timing: Late winter or early spring (late summer or early autumn for plants that bleed)
Difficulty: Easy to moderate

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