By making a clean cut the tree will be able to heal over.
Jun 26, Part of proper dogwood pruning involves knowing when to trim a dogwood tree. In areas where boring insects are a problem, never prune a dogwood tree in spring. The wounds created by pruning cuts provide an entry point for these devastating insects.
In addition, if pruned while the tree is actively growing in spring and summer, the wounds bleed copious amounts of messy sap. Therefore, the best time to prune a dogwood tree is in late fall and winter while the tree is dormant. Dogwood Tree Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 25, While a flowering dogwood tree is reliable in producing blooms each year, it should still be pruned. Pruning dogwood trees will produce more flowering blooms in the following year, giving Estimated Reading Time: 10 mins.
They can be planted in the landscape as a large shrub or a small tree, depending on how you prune and shape them. Advertisement Step 1 Prune when the kousa dogwood is dormant, in late fall or early winter. Do not prune when the tree is flowering in the spring, or you will make it vulnerable to dogwood Missing: Cornwall NY. Best Time to Prune a Dogwood Tree. People ask if they can trim a dogwood in the summer or cut back a dogwood in the fall, but the best time to prune a dogwood tree is in late fall until late winter.
This is when the dogwood is completely dormant. There are 2 main reasons to only prune during the dormant period.
Insects and oozing sap. Dogwood Missing: Cornwall NY. Pruning a dogwood tree that is growing taller and thicker than desired. This is a gentle way to ensure tree doesn't damage your house. Also the sunlight can Missing: Cornwall NY.