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2. Cut branches on the aucuba back selectively in late winter or early spring, if desired. Use sharp, clean pruning shears to cut the plant's stems back by up to one-third of their length. Peabody, MA Shrub Pruning is an art and science. Great pruning requires an understanding of species characteristics and growth habits so that we can enhance their natural forms.

We prune with a focus on lasting health, appearance and future growth. We can manage your ornamental shrubs and hedges to keep them looking their best.

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The [ ]. Is aucuba an evergreen? Aucuba japonica, family Garryaceae (formerly Cornaceae), commonly called spotted laurel, is a rounded, dense, upright somewhat rounded, shade-loving, evergreen shrub with fantastically variegated leaves. Where do you cut when pruning?

For heading cuts, prune 1/4 inch above the bud, sloping down and away from it. Aug 14, Aucuba pruning on young plants may only require a thumb and forefinger. Pinching off tip growth will help promote bushiness. For general shaping and to keep your Aucuba plant tidy, you can use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners to prune branches that have outgrown the rest of the shrub and are spoiling the shape of the plant.