pruning sweet autumn NEXT spring
Waiting for sweet autumn to begin its glorious splendor, all budded out.
Thought I would pick some brains now...I have killed off two plants after cutting back in the spring, and do not want to do this again!
Both times, the plant had begun growth. First time, snow was still on the ground, early spring, but growth had begun, and I wanted to cut off all the previous year's brown. Second time (this spring), it was later in the spring. Each time, I cut back to about 3-4'. The plant never recovered.
Any advice? Thanks!