Pruning Potentillas

I have Potentillas growing up both sides of my laneway and I would like to know, if you can prune Potentillas.

I would like to prune them into a square hedge shape. When is the best time to prune, will they still flower after pruning?

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Hardiness Zone: 2a

Leona from St. Paul, Alberta

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September 19, 20070 found this helpful

Yes, you really should trim your bushes back to about one foot high. They come back beautifully next year. i have done this for years. Happy trimming.

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September 19, 20070 found this helpful

Must you cut them into shapes? Not attractive or natural, and the regrowth looks deformed, like someone growing out a perm. Maybe it's time to move them to a place where they can grow to their proper size instead and then plant a new plant that is naturally smaller without the flat-top haircut. Just a thought.

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