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Trimming Evergreen Shrubs

Posted by liz0202 Iowa (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 14 at 11:15

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!

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RE: Trimming Evergreen Shrubs

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.

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