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Dogwood- is it the right time to cut back now?

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 12-Mar-16 23:25:25

I have a Dogwood (no idea what type, but it's about 8 years old I reckon) .
I cut it back every year , the height is about 5-6 feet.

But I should hard cut it shouldn't I?

Is now the time? (I don't want to risk the plant, I love the colour in winter)

PurpleWithRed Sat 12-Mar-16 23:34:12

Yes you can do it now, or up till the end of April. Cut it hard back to 6" or so. It will be fine.

QuerkyJo Sun 13-Mar-16 08:21:55

I live In London and cut my red ones back yesterday. I don't think you will lose it. If it is very big and still has lots of colour, maybe do half now and the rest a bit later.

I shove the prunings into the ground as they take very easily this time of year.

My midwinter fire, I leave till a bit later because it is planted in a cold shady area of the garden.

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