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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:44 pm 
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Am I wrong in saying that Indian Hawthorns, if pruned at all, should be pruned after they flower?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 7:47 pm 
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That's the rule for most flowering plants.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:46 am 
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RE: Indian Hawthorn

Are there any "real" benefits to pruning? This is the 1st year that mine that bloomed. So I would like to know how to care for them now.

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You should only prune to maintain a particular shape. If the shape looks good, then there's no need to prune.

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Thanks, Sandi
That's good news! 8)


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I have one and I did not prune it for about 4 years. It became real leggy and there were no blooms this year. This could also be a result of a nearby tree that keeps providing more and more shade... Maybe a little bit of both? :?:

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We decided we needed shade on the west side of the house but neglected to note that Indian Hawthornes were there b/c of the sun. We get very few blooms now. I regularly trim 'em back after they bloom-just to keep them below the window ledge. I'd say the blooms are reduced b/c of shade.

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