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This is a small part of my front garden.
Near the front wall there a selection plants which I put in last year and they have romped away and the golden evergreen in the middle has grown taller than I wanted it to. Can any body tell me if I can reduce the height safely.
I would also like to slightly change it’s shape to a column. Is this advisable? Can anybody advise me?


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Conifers are rather unforgiving about pruning. They can take a light trim, but trim too much, it won't grow back.

7 Aug, 2015


Hi Marjories you would probably be best adding this to the questions page. Hope you are well, sorry I know nothing about conifers, but the little I do know is they hate pruning. Hope you can get some answers to the problem. Barbara x

7 Aug, 2015


You may be able to move it to a better place in the winter
if it is still young. Check RHS encyclopaedia for full height of this variety first. It may have reached its maximum.

8 Aug, 2015


As previous people have said,a light trim should be ok......I often have to do this.......I wouldleave it until October.

8 Aug, 2015


Thank you for your help
and advice

10 Aug, 2015

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