The best time to prune a dogwood tree is after it has finished blooming for the season, usually in late summer or early fall. Pruning a dogwood tree in spring or summer leaves it open to disease from insects and risks damage to the tree while it is actively growing.Continue Reading
Pruning a dogwood helps to keep the tree's appearance and improves air circulation to the living branches. It is also a preventive measure against infestation by insects.
As a rule, dogwood trees do not need intensive pruning. The main goals for pruning are to remove dead branches and low hanging limbs that interfere with other plants' growth in the yard.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
Prune a dogwood tree by cutting back diseased, damaged and dead limbs, removing twigs and suckers, and pruning for size and shape. Focus on heavy pruning during the tree's dormant period in the winter and do lighter pruning as required or in early spring before new growth.Full Answer >
The blooms of a dogwood tree are affected by the amount of sunlight, nitrogen and water the plant receives. The timing of pruning and cold snaps also factor into the amount of blooms the tree produces.Full Answer >
In cold climatic conditions, the best planting time for bare root trees and container tree is spring season, while in warm climates, any season except summer is ideal for container trees. The best time to plant fruit trees depends on the climate and the type of tree.Full Answer >
Figs have a short season in early summer and a main season from late summer until fall. The first crop of the season is called the breba crop, which comes in on the last season's growth. Spring frost often eradicates the breba crop and the remaining previous season's growth.Full Answer >