Jun 27, Pruning Dogwood Shrubs Annual Pruning Every year, in late winter, you'll want to remove about a third of the old, most faded stems from your Dogwood shrub.
For hard or rejuvenating pruning, prune the older stems or canes in the late winter while the dogwood shrub is dormant. For general shaping, prune the shrub right after it has finished blooming up to shrubhauling.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Nov 23, Prune red dogwood bushes in late fall after the leaves have dropped. The bush may also be pruned in early spring before new growth appears, but it should be dormant.
Trim. Dec 02, Knowing when red twig dogwood pruning is appropriate is the first step in proper pruning.
Cut back one-third of the oldest branches to the ground in late fall, midwinter or very early spring. Feb 23, In addition, remove about a third of the oldest stems annually.
The new shoots that sprout from the ground will have a brighter red color in winter. You could also prune them down to the ground annually so they put on all new growth and stay more compact. Depending on their location, red twig dogwoods can grow to be 10 feet tall and 10 feet shrubhauling.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min.