Redbud – Pruning, Winter Care and Fertilizing. These trees should be pruned in early spring, before the sap starts to flow (March). This will remove some spring flowers. Pruning can also be done in summer, after the leaves are full size. The time to make a long lasting effect on the form and structure of the plant is when the tree is shrubcleanup.buzzg: Burlington MA.
How to Prune a Redbud Tree Assess the tree's natural shape. Prune the tree in early summer after the end of blooming. Next cut off any branches that cross over or rub on each other. In late winter, prune all the dead and diseased wood. Prune trees when young to get and keep the desired shape as they shrubcleanup.buzzg: Burlington MA.