To prune a purple-leaf sand cherry, cut a third off of the oldest branches after the plant has flowered. Ideally, pruning should be done yearly to prevent diseases and pests. More »

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The weeping birch, or Betula pendula, is a medium sized tree with drooping branches, according to Virginia Tech's Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. It is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 2 throu... More »

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Care for a dipladenia during the winter by mulching it, watering it lightly and pruning away dead stems before the growing season. For climates that have a minimum temperature below 45 degrees Fahrenheit or that are in a... More »

The purple leaf sand cherry tree is also known as Prunus x cistena and is a shrub or small tree from the Rose family, according to About.com Trees & Shrubs. It is known for its distinct purple foliage. More »

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To prune a rhododendron, determine what parts of the plant need cutting, remove dead branches and overgrowth, and then use pruning shears to cut old flower clusters. Prune the rhododendron in the early spring before bud ... More »

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Prune a lilac bush by removing one-third of the stems each year, trimming away dead or damaged limbs, removing suckers, pruning awkward and thick branches, deadheading the bush, and shaping the plant. Pruning shears are ... More »

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To prune forsythia bushes, cut back branches just before or just after the plant blooms. Cut older stems to the ground, trim back wayward canes and trim away canes that were trimmed in previous years. This can help make ... More »

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