Apr 25, With a pair of pruning loppers, cut each stem down to the base of the shrub.
You should leave roughly 6 to 8 inches of stump exposed above ground level. This may seem harsh, but such treatment actually leads to a healthier and more shapely takedownbush.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min. Sep 24, Pruning option 1 Cut back the entire plant. All the branches can be cut to 12 inches from the ground. Pruning option 2 Prune selectively over time.
Removing one-third of the oldest and largest branches over a three-year period will rejuvenate the shrub and create a neater habit if you’re shy about doing a total renovation takedownbush.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min. Aug 20, Beautyberry bushes do not require pruning, however respond very well to it.
I usually don't prune beautyberry until they are several years takedownbush.buzzg: Watertown MA. Feb 23, Pruning. Because beautyberry shrubs bloom on new wood, they are generally pruned as desired for shaping in the late winter before new growth begins.
At the northern end of their growing zones, these shrubs are often pruned down to within 1 foot of the ground each year in the winter because the cold can make the old growth takedownbush.buzzcal Name: Callicarpa americana. Pruning: Although beautyberry shrubs don’t have to be pruned to produce fruit year after year, you’ll get a more robust berry display by cutting them back in late winter or early spring while they are still takedownbush.buzzg: Watertown MA.