Small white flowers bloom on Highbush Cranberries in the spring followed by.
Corrective pruning, removing diseased and damaged branches, should be done as needed throughout the year. Major pruning can be done in late winter before growth begins or after flowering in spring. Dormant pruning is best for the plant, while pruning after flowering allows you to enjoy the spring floral display before doing the needed pruning. Avoid pruning after August first.
Pruning Tips After the plant begins bearing regularly, usually in the third year, rake lightly in spring just before growth begins. Lift and cut long runners- this will encourage uprights to form.
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Only prune long runners, not uprights. Sep 21, The flowers are produced on the current season’s growth, so Highbush Cranberries should be pruned in early spring before new growth appears. Cut limbs smaller than 1/2 inch in diameter with hand pruners. Use lopping shears for limbs up to 1 inch and a pruning saw for larger limbs. Sep 21, The European cranberry bush (Viburnum opulus) is a deciduous multi-stem shrub. European cranberry bushes have an upright form, but larger varieties tend to spread with age.
Some varieties have yellow berries.
Use hand pruners for limbs up to ½ inch in diameter and lopping shears for larger limbs. Make cuts at a degree angle at a bud or joint. Sep 21, These shrubs rarely need pruning, but when they do, timing is everything!
Cranberry viburnums flower in spring, produce bright red berries which persist for months, and the foliage puts on a colorful show in the fall. You'll want your pruning to interrupt this performance as little as possible. With your viburnum, you can prune in late winter/early spring before new growth develops.