June 1 is the prune, no-prune cutoff date for the season.
By Jeneen Wiche
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 8:13 am (Updated: April 26, 8:18 am)
June 1 is the official cutoff that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to prune properly, because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.
This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas, rhododendrons and many others were all able to do their thing without a major frost or freeze here at the farm.
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