My ninebark is showing very little growth this season, should I prune it?

My ninebark is showing very little growth this season, should I prune it?

Give it a little more time.

As spring is waking up and showing signs of life, ninebark is a little bit deceiving. It first has very small leaf buds that are barely noticeable. When it is ready, it quickly grows colorful leaves. I would give it a week or two before being too concerned. Then, prune out any winter damage. And, maybe tip back any branches that are a little unruly. The nice thing about ninebark is that it is forgiving of any pruning errors!

Thanks for writing!

Amy

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