Trimming Evergreen Shrubs

liz0202June 21, 2014

We recently moved into a new house that is surrounded by various evergreen shrubs. The previously owners had done a nice job shaping them but now they are getting new growth and we aren't sure how to keep them looking nice. Here is a picture of the main variety.

My questions are:
1) Is it okay to trim the new growth to keep the shape?
2) When should we do this? Is it okay to do it now in late June or should we wait to do a full prune in the spring?

I have been googling this all morning and everything seems to talk about full pruning and I think all we want to do is maintain the current shape of the shrubs.

Thank you in advance for any advice!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
duluthinbloomz4

Looks to be yew. Can be trimmed in early summer or any time about now. The new growth has faded from light to dark green so it's okay. A light shearing will tidy it up by getting rid of the uneven stragglers.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 8:24PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Transplanting a lilac bush
I need some advice on transplanting a 7 foot tall European...
Ashleylovesgreen
Pruning Young Loropetalum
I planted a 5 gallon last summer, and it is starting...
misterleadfoot_z9
Coppicing Red Twig Dogwood Best Method?
Do you cut all of your red twig dogwood stems down...
jackbe1
Loropetalum issue
Hi- I'm posting again about another shrub at our new...
hafamily5
How to grow Wax leaf ligustrum taller
Hi, I think, I have these shrubs around iron and wooden...
ritholtz47
Sponsored Products
AICO Furniture - Monte Carlo II 7 Piece California King Poster...
Great Furniture Deal
Soft Strip 1.4W 12V Warm White
Lightology
Brushed Aluminum Flush Mount 1-Light Fluoresc
PLFixtures
Accents Borders & Trims: Daltile Flooring Sardara Fortress Cream 3 in. x 12
$5.68 | Home Depot
5" Reflector Cone Trim by Juno
$37.00 | Lumens
Castile One-Light Wall Sconce in Antiqued Finish
$987.00 | Bellacor
Kettle Moraine Hardwoods Morton Rustic Fireplace Mantel Shelf Multicolor - 6 FT.
$399.99 | Hayneedle
White Christmas Tablecloth, Square
The City Farm
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™