May 27, The best time to prune your Viburnum snowball bush is after the flowers bloom in spring, since you can destroy next year’s flowers if you prune it too early or late.
Use a clean, sharp pair of shears to cut the oldest, thickest shoots as 93%. Sep 21, Clemson University Cooperative Extension horticulture experts suggest that this process should be completed in the spring. Cut back all branches to within a foot of ground level. Although you will sacrifice blooms for that year, a healthier, happier snowball bush should emerge the following season. Dirr recommends pruning the whole thing back to ft above ground in early Spring and have it grow back.
Can you split a snowball bush? Take a cutting from a snowball bush in the first half of the growing season and create new snowball bushes for your growing areas. Cut a stem from the snowball bush that is the current year's growth. Dec 17, Cut these back when they appear if you want to limit the spread of your snowball bush. Sterilize cutting tools with a 10 percent solution of household bleach and water or isopropyl (rubbing.
Mar 26, Prune a snowball viburnum bush by sterilizing the equipment, cutting off flowers and cutting back the older branches before the fall. To complete this project, you need bleach, a bowl of water, two clean cloths and pruning shears.