Q. I have some bushes in the front garden that hide the front door. Due to a recent break in on our block, I want to trim these bushes. However, if I trim them as low as I'd like, it would expose bare branches. Will exposing these bare branches cause new growth to occur or do I have to cut them to the ground and start over?
|Pruning cuts like this heading cut results in |
many side buds below the cut growing, all fighting
for light and dominance.
|Closeup of heading cut and side buds breaking|