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Jun 14, Pruning currant bushes is necessary to keep the form of the plant, remove any diseased material and, most of all, to keep the plant’s interior open.

Currant pruning is a quick annual chore and part of regular maintenance. Head back one-year-old shoots to the next growing point to force branching. The next growing point can be identified by Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Today I show you how to prune and transplant a currant bush on this chilly December dayPlease do subscribe, hit the bell, like and if you found this useful.

Jul 13, 5. Cut new shoots and stems down to 5 leaves in mid-summer. Between winter and summer, the bush will grow a lot, so you will need to prune it again. Since berries like to grow on older stems, focus on pruning off the newer ones instead.

Keeping the older stems will allow them to continue to grow bushleaning.buzz: 28K. Currants produce fruit on growth from old wood. The goal is to maintain a plant with 4 to 6 of each 1, 2 and 3 year old stems.

Start by pruning out damaged, broken and 4 year or older stems. I prefer to prune in late winter. The plants recover quickly and I can take care of winter damage while doing regular yearly pruning. Nov 25, 2. Clean up the cuts with a pruning saw to even them out with the base. Use a small pruning saw to saw down any uneven cuts or cuts where you weren’t able to get all the way to the base of the bush.

Aim to have no more than about in ( cm) of the branches you cut sticking up from the base of the bushleaning.buzz: 15K. Early July pruning: In the beginning of July, the summer after planting, reduce the new growth on the side shoots by pinching back to three or four leaves: repeat this bit at the same time every summer therafter.

As for the leading stem, tie it to the cane or a wire, but don't summer prune it this year - just winter prune and let it reach feet in length before you trim it each summer.