Tag Archive: Pruning

Landscape Pruning

Properely pruned plants will produce vigroous new growth and ample new flowers. Even though these roses were pruned in February, soon it will be time to prune azaleas, right after they finish their bloom. Pruning is something all homeowners and landscapers know is one of the many chores to be completed in the landscape. Everyone recognizes that pruning needs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/18/landscape-pruning/

Pro Hort Series: Tree Pruning

  Thursday, November 3, 8am-12pm. ProHort Series: Tree Pruning. Escambia County Central Office Complex 3363 West Park Place Pensacola, FL 32505   16_santarosa_tree_pruning_flyer_email Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/22/pro-hort-series-tree-pruning/

This Fall: Pause Before Pruning Spring Blooming Shrubs

Azaleas pruned late in the fall will have little or no bloom in the spring. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat   As fall approaches, our spring blooming shrubs such as gardenia, spirea and azalea begin to look unkempt and overgrown. That means it is time to give them a severe pruning to get them ready for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/09/this-fall-pause-before-pruning-spring-blooming-shrubs/

Tips For Properly Pruning Muscadines

Figure 1. Mature muscadine grapevine. Credit: Peter C. Andersen, UF/IFAS Extension Last year, I wrote an article for this newsletter about late bearing muscadine cultivars. There are many early, mid, and late bearing cultivars, and a list can be found in the publication: The Muscadine Grape.  August is the very beginning of the muscadine harvest in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/tips-for-properly-pruning-muscadines/

Muscadines Benefit From Timely and Artful Pruning

Muscadine cluster Credit: Peter C. Andersen, UF/IFAS Extension Muscadines are a terrific grapey treat this time of year ’till fall throughout North Florida. To grow muscadines well in the home garden, care must be taken when pruning to maximize spatial efficiency and yield. August is the very beginning of the muscadine harvest in the Florida Panhandle, which …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/03/muscadines-benefit-from-timely-and-artful-pruning/

Rose Pruning – A Pictorial Guide

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Please follow as a favorite shrub rose, Belinda’s Dream, is pruned.   Belinda’s Dream Rose – Before pruning, with dense thick growth. Time to open this plant up !   Start pruning by removing dead and diseased wood. Next remove crossing or rubbing branches, unproductive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/05/rose-pruning-a-pictorial-guide/

Pruning Azaleas for Colorful Springs to Come

UF/IFAS Photo by Thomas Wright Soon beautiful blooms will come forth from one of the great landscape shrubs that characterize the South. Blooms of many colors will be produced from the azalea. It will be a magnificent show as it is every spring. Annual pruning of azaleas must be very carefully timed to maximize bloom potential. Too early and this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/24/pruning-azaleas-for-colorful-springs-to-come/

Mechanical Pruning of Muscadine Grapevines

Muscadine grapevines Photo credit: Pete Anderson Muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) subgenus Muscadinia are different from European and American bunch grapes (subgenus Euvitis) in chromosome number, vine and berry morphology, and juice characteristics. In contrast to Euvitis grapes, very little data is available concerning training and pruning methods. A two wire vertical training (2WV), a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/17/mechanical-pruning-of-muscadine-grapevines/

Pause Before Pruning Azaleas This Fall

Although Northwest Florida is well known for its beautiful Azalea displays every spring, many do not understand that these shows of bloom could be sacrificed completely by pruning at the wrong time. Azaleas pruned late in the fall will have little or no bloom in the spring. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat Pruning Azaleas in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/17/pause-before-pruning-azaleas-this-fall/