Step Three: Choose which method of pruning is best for your flowering shrubs. Here are three:
-“Pinching” your growth is best for small areas of pruning. Simply “pinch” off the growth with your fingernails. Pinch them off at the tips of the branches.
-If you are looking to prune more, I suggest the “heading back” method. Use pruners to cut back a branch to a good bud. Use this guide for a more step-by-step method.
-Finally, you could try the “thinning” method. This is where you would cut back diseased branches to the base (or the trunk) of the shrub.