Pruning Burning Bushes ((Euonymus alatus)
I am responsible for the landscaping for my church. I planted burning bushes years ago. I have had them pruned once but now they are in dire need of severe pruning. Can I rejuvenate them by cutting them to the ground now or should I have them pruned to 12"? Can I have them pruned now? I will probably have them removed the next time they need pruning. When I put them in I did not know what I know now and there are so many more wonderful shrubs available. They have been beautiful this fall and that always makes it worthwhile. I worry about cutting them all the way to the ground and that they will come back weak stemmed. I have some guys coming next week to prune them so I need to make a decision before Monday.