The shrubs should be trimmed to six inches from the ground, and the diseased or damaged branches should be removed.
This helps in encouraging healthy fruit and flower development. The first two years after planting are important for shaping up the barberry shrub or treecleanup.buzzted Reading Time: 5 mins.
Any barberry species can be cut back right to the ground. If the plant is healthy and in a good site it'll grow a lot more than you expect right away that first year depends on the variety. The full sized ones usually grow to about three feet tall the first year.
Feb 24, You can cut them to the ground to maintain a smaller shrub BUT they will need increased nutrients, water, and don't forget mulch.
You must log in or register to reply here. Jun 20, If you are keeping your barberry shrubs as a hedge, it is necessary to prune them a couple of times a year. Pruning barberry plants increase shrub health and vigor. Prune for shape during the winter or fall after the plant has fruited. Remove dead wood during the summer and winter months. The spreading purple foliage of this deciduous plant forms a 4-foot-square shrub that you can shear into shape in springtime.
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