Question From: Newberry, South Carolina, United States
Q: When can I cut back my red twig dogwood that has grown way out of proportion?
Just when the leaf buds begin to swell in late winter or early spring is considered prime time to prune red twig dogwood. The best way to renew a red twig is to cut one third of the oldest stems back to the ground every year. You can do that now and not end up with a mangled mess that will last all summer. By pruning early in the year new growth covers stub ends. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.