High Bush Cranberry - Pruning


Old 08-20-01, 04:37 PM
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Hello --

This spring we transplanted several high bush cranberry shrubs from an open field onto our property line. They took
very well, and are thriving. However, each bush has only one trunk (or stem), and we would like to prune them
to get a multi-stemmed, or "bushier" effect, or even a hedge, if possible. Can anyone tell us how we might go about
this, and when might be the best time to do it? We're here in upstate New York, USA.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-31-01, 08:57 AM
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Pruning high bush cranberry

Pruning of high bush cranberry is best kept to a minumum, unless removing dead branches or stems. If there is a need to prune to shape, this is best done immediately after flowering. Removal of oldest stems in bushes with multiple stems tends to generate the production of more stems from the roots. Best regards.

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