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Smoke Bush Trimming/Pruning?

posted by: SweenSK on 06.16.2013 at 03:48 pm in Shrubs Forum

Hi Everyone,

We puchased a home in Ann Arbor Michigan with three large beautiful smoke bushes in the back yard. They are currently smoking.

They are getting too large approx 8ft high and 5ft wide each. I would like to keep these at a more manageable size IE ~5-6ft high and 3-4 feet wide.

From my understanding they need to be pruned after the blooms die off, but before next years growth starts and if they are not pruned correctly then they will get leggy.I would like to avoid coppicing if at all possible.

Unfortantely we haven't been able to find a landscaper/gardner with personal experience with smoke bushes. I'll add current photos to this post.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


clipped on: 06.16.2013 at 04:01 pm    last updated on: 06.16.2013 at 04:05 pm