Pruning dogwood

Hi, I was just wondering how people prune their dogwood? I have 4, planted early last year and although a decent height, they only have about 4 or 5 stems each. I've cut back hard any thin stems and left 1 or 2 of the thickest and just cut them by about 1/2. Then I forked in a little grow more and mulched. Does this sound ok?

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,607

    As above.

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  • Denno666Denno666 Posts: 107
    That's great, thanks everyone ????
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    image not ?
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  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    The idea is to enjoy the coloured stems during the winter then take all the stems down to around a foot from the ground in early spring. I have done this for years, the stems grow and spread, once the leaves drop in Autumn you enjoy the lovely coloured stems, setting them against a single golden privet gives a glow of colour to cheer things up on cold frosty mornings.

    Frank.

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