By Sue Krippner.
Jun 27, Your goal in pruning Dogwood shrubs, such as the red and yellow twigged dogwoods, is to remove old stems that have lost their brilliance that will be replaced by new, brightly colored stems. Since the younger branches bear the brightest color, that is precisely the growth you want to encourage. Pruning Dogwood Shrubs. Nov 23, Red dogwood bushes require little maintenance, but they should be pruned properly to encourage the growth of the younger branches for color, according to Marcell's Tree Service.
Pruning. Dec 02, Cutting Dogwood Bushes to the Ground Red twig dogwood pruning can be more aggressive every now and then. Cut all branches to the ground. Sep 22, Step 4 - Root Pruning. If your red twig dogwood is lacking blooms, prune the roots to force the development of new flowers. Use a sharp spade to cut and sever the roots around the tree circumference at the drip line.
You should root prune the tree about a year prior to digging out and transplanting the tree. May 28, Red Osier Dogwod – To Hard Prune or Not to Hard Prune?
When you make a cut above them, they both start growing in opposite directions, doubling the number of twigs.
Red osier dogwood, or tag alder, or if we are being proper Cornus stolonifera: most people grow this for it’s beautiful red bark, which really stands out against the winter snow.
In the wild it gets nibbled by deer and keeps a nice mid-sized profile with lots of bright red bark.