Many shrubs survive years with no pruning. They grow and thrive without it. But most plants can benefit from pruning now and then, to maintain their shape, to increase flower or fruit production, and to ease out woody or dead parts. A general rule of thumb is to prune flowering shrubs after flowering season, and to prune back to a healthy bud or node to increase branching. For detailed pruning advice on plants, we recommend consulting the specific plant page on our website.
Check out our video on the 4 pruning techniques.