2. Cut branches on the aucuba back selectively in late winter or early spring, if desired. Use sharp, clean pruning shears to cut the plant's stems back by up to one-third of their treefalling.buzzg: Concord MA. Aug 14, Aucuba pruning on young plants may only require a thumb and forefinger.
Pinching off tip growth will help promote bushiness. For general shaping and to keep your Aucuba plant tidy, you can use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners to prune branches that have outgrown the rest of the shrub and are spoiling the shape of the treefalling.buzzg: Concord MA. Dec 21, Q: My spotted aucuba bush is at least 30 years old.
It appears to be healthy in spite of getting some black leaves in the early springtime. The problem is the bush is Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.