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by shezalady on March 15, 2006 05:41 AM
How much and when do I prune a red twig dogwood?
by obywan59 on March 15, 2006 06:16 AM
To promote new growth of bright red stems, prune hard each spring when the stem color starts to lighten, completely removing a third or more of the stems. I've been known to remove all the stems, as the 2 year stems are noticeably less red. If you leave some of the older stems, though, you will be able to see the shrub blossom.

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by shezalady on March 16, 2006 09:45 PM
I live in Indiana. Would you say now is a good time to prune?
by obywan59 on March 17, 2006 12:58 AM
Probably so, I haven't pruned mine yet, but only because I haven't had the time. The stems on mine have lightened already. At least a week or two ago.

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