unpruned

adjective
un·​pruned | \ ˌən-ˈpründ How to pronounce unpruned (audio) \

Definition of unpruned

: allowed to grow naturally : not pruned an unpruned vine/tree/shrub

Examples of unpruned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If left unpruned for long periods of time, clematis vines can become overgrown with dead stems and dense growth that produce few flowers. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Knowing when to prune clematis vines depends on which type your garden has," 7 Nov. 2020 Without an adequate workforce, growers may have to leave trees unplanted and branches unpruned. Laura Poppick, Scientific American, "The Effects of COVID-19 Will Ripple through Food Systems," 26 Mar. 2020 Select the strongest, tallest cane and leave it unpruned. Stan Davidson, Sun-Sentinel.com, "With patience, blueberries can be grown in containers," 10 July 2018 Trees went unpruned, lawns unseeded, ponds untended. Witold Rybczynski, WSJ, "‘Saving Central Park’ Review: Brought Back to Life," 10 May 2018 Bittersweet nightshade is now a plant that can be found twining its way through wet woodland edges, neglected garden corners and the unpruned hedges of North America. Dave Taft, New York Times, "Bittersweet Nightshade: Look, but Don’t Taste," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of unpruned

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpruned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpruned. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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