Question by  Doughboy2009 (17)

When do you prune a acuba?

I have several acuba plants in and around my home and would like to prune them but I know that there are rules and guidelines about when you should and should not prune them.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Basically you can prune acubas most of the year. The best time of the year for moderate or heavy pruning is late winter or early spring. There are two months you should never prune them and those are June and July. Prune large stalks all the way to the ground to keep plants from getting top heavy.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Aucuba is a very tolerant, very forgiving plant. You can basically prune this plant to any shape, at any time. You can control this plant's growth with fertilizing and watering. If you want to prune for shape, Aucuba is a great choice.


Answer by  dwammer (710)

The best time to prune acuba is early spring before budding begins of new growth similar to hydrangea. Generally early spring is best.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

This is an easy plant to care for. The best time to prune is early sping. Do not prune in the summer months of June and July. You should cut the dead areas back past the discolored part. Keep the large growth cut way back to avoid the plant becoming top heavy and falling over.


Answer by  worker8739 (555)

The best time would be cutting way back in the spring. Anytime there are dead areas cut those back past the point of discoloration anytime.


Answer by  Jenny25 (939)

Well you should prune them when the soil is very tender. You should prune them in the winter months as this is when they will start to grow and nurture themselves. Do not plant them in the summer months. Also water them daily and use some compost to help them prune.

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