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 stumpcutter.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 stumpcutter.buzzg: Malden MA. 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 stumpcutter.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min. As the plant matures, some “renewal pruning” should be done. This is done in early spring by removing two or three of the plants largest canes to the ground.
Repeat this process each year over a three year period to re-invigorate old stumpcutter.buzzg: Malden MA.