There is a “best” time to prune various plants and it’s not always the same. Learning when to prune can be confusing when there are different rules for many different plants, and even differing rules that vary by cultivar! This "When to Prune" guide takes away all of that confusion by looking at the basics of how plants grow and using that as your foundation.
A good starting point for pruning any plant is to remove dead, diseased, or damaged stems as soon as you see them. Dead stems attract insects and invite diseases to develop. Also remove crossing branches, water sprouts (vigorous upright growing shoots tha