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Can I prune an arborvitae?
Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020
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Also asked, how far back can you trim arborvitae?
The best time for pruning arborvitae shrubs, generally speaking, is late winter or early spring. If you are using them in a hedge, you will perhaps want to shear them in late spring or early summer as well (keep the top of the hedge narrower than the bottom, so that the lower branches receive sufficient sunlight).
Additionally, how do you prune a little giant arborvitae? How to Prune a Globe Arborvitae
- Put on gardening gloves.
- Prune the globe arborvitae in late fall or early winter, before the candle growth develops in the spring.
- Cut back the previous year's growth about 1/4 to 1/2, encouraging a thick-growing plant.
- Thin the plant out to shorten long branches and maintain a symmetrical dome shape.
Herein, will arborvitae branches grow back?
On your arborvitae trees the upright shoots from the green parts of the horizontal branches will eventually grow out and up vertically to fill in the top open area of the arborvitae, but it will take several seasons to see . The cut-off top will not regrow.
Is it OK to trim arborvitae?
Because arborvitaes grow continuously during the growing season, you can prune them at any time through mid-summer. Topping arborvitaes, however, negatively affects the trees' growth and appearance and should be avoided.