Eastern Redbud: leggy, needs severe pruning - how much and when?
I bought an Eastern Redbud about 2 years ago, was dormant at the time, the past two summers it leafs out nicely in the top 1/3 and the bottom 2/3 is totally bare. It's in dappled sun, on drip, soil not too wet or too dry, no indication of pest problems.
I strongly dislike the leggy look of it, want to do a harsh pruning on it so it hopefully has some growth coming up from the bottom. How harsh can I prune back an Eastern Redbud? could I cut it down to 1/3 its size? And when is the right or wrong time to prune it?