Feb 23, Red twig dogwood (Cornus alba 'Sibirica') and red osier dogwood (C. stolonifera) bear small white flowers, but unlike their treelike cousin flowering dogwood, they are primarily prized for their colorful red stems.
Prune them in late winter or early spring while they are still dormant. First remove any dead or damaged treefelling.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min.
For hard or rejuvenating pruning, prune the older stems or canes in the late winter while the dogwood shrub is dormant.
For general shaping, prune the shrub right after it has finished blooming up to treefelling.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Jun 27, A once-a-year pruning in late winter is essential to maintaining the bright colors of the twigs, which is what these shrubs are prized for.
Your goal in pruning Dogwood shrubs, such as the red and yellow twigged dogwoods, is to remove old stems that have lost their brilliance that will be replaced by new, brightly colored stems.
Nov 23, Prune red dogwood bushes in late fall after the leaves have dropped. The bush may also be pruned in early spring before new growth appears, but it should be dormant.
Trim the Correct Branches.