Pruning Abelia x grandifolia 'Kaleidoscope'
I do hope some of you shrub experts can give me some advice.
Last fall I planted a Kaleidoscope abelia in my mixed foundation border. During the winter it appears to have suffered damage. The center branch is split so that half goes off in either direction, spoiling the shape of the bush. I'm not sure what caused the damage but now, I would like to rehabilitate the abelia. I've read they can be pruned and should respond with new growth but I'm concerned since this is right in the middle/top of the plant. Should I cut the damaged branch all the way back or just past the split? Or am I even on the right track with that? Can you advise me, please?