Q&A: Which plants benefit from hard pruning in late winter or early spring?

Plants That Benefit from Cutting Back
Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’
Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’
Catalpa xerubescens ‘Purpurea’
Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’
Cotinus coggygria cvs.
Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Rubylace’
Paulownia tomentosa
Prunus cerasifera ‘Pissardii’
Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’
Salix alba var. sericea
Salix elaeagnos
Sambucus nigra ‘Aurea’, S.n. ‘Marginata’
Sambucus racemosa ‘Sutherland Gold’
Ulmus minor ‘Louis van Houtte’

Shrubs That Bloom on New Wood When Cut Back
Buddleia spp.
Caryopteris spp.
Hibiscus syriacus cvs.
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’

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