I have a Contorta shrub next to my deck that I absolutely love for its
twisty shape in the winter (reminds me of bonsai). However, it tends
to grow wildly in the summer, becoming much larger than I would like.
Does anyone know the best approach to and time for pruning a Contorta?
Thanks in advance,
No, it is a Corylus avellana -- a type of hazel, I believe --
considered a "specimen or shrub border" from what I've been able to
find on the Net (mine is a single, thriving specimen). Limiting new
growth is the goal I'm after.
I would suggest before pruning woody plants (Most have branch collars) that
one would review the contents of this book.
http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT2003/TPRUNING.html Maybe your library can
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