Feb 23, Red twig dogwood (Cornus alba 'Sibirica') and red osier dogwood (C. stolonifera) bear small white flowers, but unlike their treelike cousin flowering dogwood, they are primarily prized for their colorful red stems. Prune them in late winter or early spring while they are still dormant.
First remove any dead or damaged treeclearance.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min. Rejuvenating or Hard Pruning Red Twig Dogwood. If you have overgrown dogwood shrubs, no matter if it is a red twig dogwood or yellow twig dogwood shrub, you can hard prune or rejuvenate prune the shrub in late winter while it is completely dormant. Once the buds start to swell you are quickly running out of treeclearance.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Nov 23, Prune red dogwood bushes in late fall after the leaves have dropped.
The bush may also be pruned in early spring before new growth appears, but it should be dormant.
Trim the Correct Branches. Jun 27, A once-a-year pruning in late winter is essential to maintaining the bright colors of the twigs, which is what these shrubs are prized for. Your goal in pruning Dogwood shrubs, such as the red and yellow twigged dogwoods, is to remove old stems that have lost their brilliance that will be replaced by new, brightly colored stems.
Dec 02, Knowing when red twig dogwood pruning is appropriate is the first step in proper pruning. Cut back one-third of the oldest branches to the ground in late fall, midwinter or very early spring.