General Tips on When to Prune Trees / Shrubs The following table provides optimal pruning times. Very light pruning can be done anytime if proper pruning techniques are followed. Remember to follow the tips for proper pruning and do not remove more than 25 percent of the live branches and leaves annually. Plant When to PruneFile Size: 27KB. Mar 18, Pruning an Overgrown Oleander. The good news is that you can do rejuvenation pruning of oleanders and get old, overgrown plants back into shape.
You’ll have to evaluate the health of the oleander shrub and determine if it can withstand drastic pruning all at one time.
Jul 04, Hard pruning involves cutting the shrub off to a height of 6 to 12 inches (15 to cm.) above the ground and allowing it to regrow. The disadvantages of this type of pruning are that not all shrubs tolerate drastic cutting, and, until Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
Feb 26, Oleander grows vigorously and requires annual late-winter pruning to maintain a small size and attractive shape. Maintaining a foot-tall oleander plant, though, is unrealistic, unless your oleander (Nerium oleander) is a dwarf cultivar, such as 'Petite Salmon' or 'Petite Pink', which top out at feet tall.
Mar 02, Trimming and Caring for an Oleander Bush. Oleander (Nerium oleander) is a drought-tolerant evergreen that can be pruned to grow as a bushy shrub or as a tall, showy tree that reaches up to 20 feet.