Shrubs

Items asterisked below in red (*) are also available in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 3rd EditionThe ones in underlined in green are live links and can be viewed, downloaded, and printed for free.

  • Don't Shear
    • Shear Madness
    • Why Johnny Can't Prune
    • PlantAmnesty--What We Do
    • Anti-Shearing Letter to Property Manager
  • Miscellaneous
    • Pruning Art
    • Radical Renovation
    • Unshearing Shrubs
    • Valuable Native Plant List
    • Winter Damage
  • Specific Shrub Species
    • Abelia (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Acuba (with Fatsia and Skimmia)*
    • Bamboo, with Julian's Barberry, Kerria, Nandina, and Tall Oregon Grape, and)*
    • Boxwood*
    • Broom (Shearables)*
    • Burning Bush (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Butterfly Bush (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Calicarpa and Viburnam bodentens*
    • Camelia*
    • Cape Fuchsia (Whackables)*
    • Ceonothus*
    • Cotoneaster*
    • Daphne*
    • Enkianthus (Stick-Up Plants)*
    • Escallonia (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Fatsia (with Acuba and Skimmia)*
    • Forsythia*
    • Fuchsia (Whackables)*
    • Gold-Thread Cypress, with Pieris*
    • Heath/Heather (Shearables)*
    • Hebes
    • Hedges (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Holly, with Laurel and Photinia*
    • Huckleberry (Stick-Up Plants)*
    • Hydrangea
      • Hydranea Pruning*
      • Hydrangeas*
      • The Hydrangea Test
    • Julian's Barberry, with Bamboo, Kerria, Nandina, and Tall Oregon Grape)*
    • Juniper
      • Hollywood Juniper*
      • Junipers*
    • Kerria, with Bamboo, Julian's Barberry, Nandina, and Tall Oregon Grape)*
    • Laurel, with Holly and Photinia*
    • Lavatera (Whackables)*
    • Lavender (Shearables)*
    • Leucothoe, Drooping (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Lilacs*
    • Lycesteria*
    • Magnolias (pages 1 & 2)*
    • Magnolias (pages 3 & 4)*
    • Mexican Orange (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Mock Orange (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Nandina (with Bamboo, Julian's Barberry, Kerria, and Tall Oregon Grape)*
    • Oregon Grape (Tall) -- (with Bamboo, Julian's Barberry, Kerria, and Nandina)*
    • Pacific Wax Myrtle (Stick-Up Plants)*
    • Perovskia (Whackables)*
    • Photinia, with Holly and Laurel*
    • Pieris, with Gold-Thread Cypress*
    • Pyramidalis - Snow Damage
    • Quince*
    • Red-Twig Dogwood (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Rhodies & Azaleas
    • Rockrose (Shearables)*
    • Rosemary
    • Roses, Hybrid Tea*
    • Sarcoccocca (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Senecio (Whackables)*
    • Skimmia, with Acuba and Fatsia*
    • Shearables (Broom, Heath/Heather, Lavender, and Rockrose)
    • Smoke Bush (Stick-Up Plants)*
    • Spirea (available only in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Third Edition)
    • Stick-Up Plants (Enkianthus, Huckleberry, Pacific Wax Myrtle, and Smoke Bush)
    • Strawberry Bush*
    • Viburnam davidii*
    • Viburnam bodentens and Callicarpa*
    • Viburnam, doublefile*
    • Whackables (Lavatera, Senecio, Perovskia, Fuchsia, and Cape Fuchsia)*
    • Winter Hazel*
    • Witch Hazel*
    • Yews:  New Life to Old Yews