Pittosporum tenuifolium "Silver Queen" ~ UPDATE
My Pittosporum in the photo was planted by me in my back garden some years ago. The picture, taken in Spring 2009, is from my GoY home page. In the photo, you can see my shrub between Gromit and the Wood Pigeon.
During recent hot weather a lot of leaves have dropped off my Pittosporum. It still looks healthy but leaves have fallen from the inner part of the shrub. My neighbour has an oversized birch tree, by the fence, which grows even more huge and dominant every year, sucking the moisture from my garden, especially in the area of the Pittosporum. :o(
Please advise about pruning. Would this encourage the shrub to produce new leaves ? What time of year should I do this ?
Autumn ? A light hair cut all over ?
Thank you in advance for your answers. I realise it takes time to reply to questions. :o)
- 19 Jul, 2009