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CIR853: Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Figure 14. Rejuvenation of multiple stem shrubs. (A) First year, remove 1/3 of old, mature stems near ground level. (B) Second year, remove 1/2 of the remaining old stems and head back long regenerated shoots from last year's growth. (C) Third year, remove the remaining old stems and head back the long new shoots. (D) Growth at the end of the third season (rejuvenated shrub).