Fragrant mock orange bushes are an old-fashioned summertime delight. The best clusters of white flowers grow on new shoots that emerge from pruned areas of the deciduous shrub. Pruning the mock orange bush will add to healthy growth, lush blossoms and plant longevity. A healthy mock orange bush will grow from 4 to 8.
When cutting back mock orange shrubs, cut back the branches with spent bloom about 1/3 to 2/3 their length. Also, cut out any old or dead wood back to the ground. Branches that are crowded or crossing should also be cut to open up the center of the plant to air, sunlight and rain water. Jun 25, how and when to prune a mock orange shrub/tree? how and when do you prune a mock orange shrub/tree? best time to transplant mock oranges; best time to prune; should i cut it back; asked Jun 25, by anonymous.
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Your answer. Your name to display (optional). Jan 24, - For the overall general health of the shrub, mock orange pruning should be done once a year, not just when it doesn?t bloom or has gotten overgrown. Even dwarf varieties need a good pruning each year. Click this article to learn how to trim mock orange shrubs.
Jul 27, Since the shrub blooms on the previous year’s growth, pruning needs to be done soon after the blooming period in early summer. Simply prune off the growth just above the outer facing buds on stems that have finished flowering. Overgrown shrubs can be pruned back by a third, though this may reduce flowering next season.