Sara Collings Posts: 33
Hi, me again !
I have a Cornus which I purchased along with 2 others at my local garden centre, in my amateur enthusiasm I planted it out and the frost got it !! It is still alive and has some new leaves but I,m wondering if I should just leave it or prune it ? The other 2 are fine so I,m not sure if I should just leave it alone for now ?
which variety is it? Most are cut hard in spring, but some prefer to be thinned by 1/3 each year.
It is a Cornus alba sibirica and the label says prune hard to ground in spring, so I,m unsure whether to prune now, especially as it has been damaged by frost.
you can safely take it down to a few inches. Look for a little ring around the stem, this is where the new shoots will appear, cut just above one of those. Don't be afraid of it. You'll get a much bushier plant and the new growth has the best winter colour.