Juniper bushes do best when trimmed. When left to grow wild they can look unkempt rather than natural. Juniper is used for height in gardens but can struggle with branches being overly weighty so trimming regularly can help it keep a sleek look. Pruning should be done in spring and as soon as the plant is established. Winter can leave some dead parts which can be attended to in spring. Branches should be removed near the trunk and any brown wood and twigs within the bush should be taken out. Trim back the tips along the entire silhouette to keep its shape.
- Pruning a Juniper is critical in ensuring that the plant does not become too lanky. Pruning is required to ensure that the plant is always looking its best.
- Pruning the tree when it is young will allow it to become a fixture in your garden for many years
- Begin the pruning process by clearing out dead and diseased branches, followed by branches that are shaded by other plants
“Upright juniper pruning can help a shrub that is losing its shape.”