May 03, How to Trim Mock Orange. Pruning a mock orange each year after it blooms will keep the plant healthy and looking good. When cutting back mock orange shrubs, cut back the branches with spent bloom about 1/3 to 2/3 their length. Also, cut out any old or dead wood back to the ground. Jun 01, Mock orange shrubs are easy to care for and produce lovely, fragrant blooms.
They benefit from annual pruning once they reach maturity or 3 or 4 years after planting. After the flowers fade, thin out the top stems and remove 20 to 30% of the main shrubdisposal.buzzted Reading Time: 9 mins.
Mock-Orange – Pruning, Winter Care and Fertilizing. Prune these spring flowering shrubs soon after it has bloomed. Top prune the plant to improve the shape and reduce its size, but be careful not to remove more than 30% of the top growth.
Some summer pruning can also be done on particularly vigorous plants but, not after mid-July. Sep 21, Prune mock oranges as soon as possible after the shrub is done flowering in spring. Pruning at this time will ensure fast healing wherever cuts are made and dead branches are still visible and easily eliminated. During this annual pruning, remove any weak, diseased or damaged branches first and then work from the top downward to shape the shrub.
Jul 01, Prune out three or four of the oldest, thickest stems. Use secateurs (or loppers for thicker branches) to cut these low down, close to the soil. This will encourage the growth of new shoots to ensure a succession of flowering stems in future shrubdisposal.buzz Time: 25 mins.