This type of plant is pruned immediately after flowering. Pruning at this time gives it the rest of the growing season to produce new greenery. If you pruned earlier you would risk cutting off the buds and would miss the floral display.
If the shrub blooms after June 15, prune it in early spring. Sep 21, Check the flowering almond shrub for dead or unhealthy branches, and remove this growth back to the crown of the shrub with the pruning shears.
Remove as much as one-third of the entire shrub to renew it and give it more energy to grow. Jan 01, The next step in pruning a flowering almond shrub is to trim out all dead, insect infested or diseased branches. Prune back branches that cross or rub against each other. Finally, complete your ornamental almond pruning by cutting back about a Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.
Prune a flowering almond bush after the blossoms fade to keep it healthy.
Spread the tarp beneath the flowering almond bush after the spring blossoms fade and die back on the shrub to catch the stems and foliage you prune. Check the flowering almond shrub for dead or unhealthy branches, and remove this growth back to the crown of the shrub with.
Prune away about a third of the top growth, maintaining the rounded shape of the shrub. Make all trimming cuts at a degree angle about a quarter inch above a bud.
Slant the cut away from the bud.