I can’t find much information on how to prune an aronia. I would like to achieve a nice “shell” shape (upside-down triangle, semi-rounded on the top - see image below).
When is the best time (in terms of year-span) to prune a shrub to that shape? Should I:
- Immediately prune it to that shape while the shrub is still young (about a year old)?
- Wait until the central stem reaches my desired maximum height and then prune everything to that shape?
- Or should I cut everything back close to the ground to stimulate more outer growth?
This is the kind of result I would like to achieve: