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By Artista

France Fr

I have 2, well established, 10ft photinia red robins. They have both flowered spectacularly well this year and noe the flowers have gone over. I need to reduce its size by a couple of feet and would like to encourage new red growth but this will entail cutting into old wood with little or no leaf growth. Your advice would be welcome as I do not wish to spoil these beautiful shrubs.



Had a similar question recently, and I'm going to give you the same advice - how beautiful are they, if they're leggy and bare at the base, really? If you like the way they look, leave them alone - if you don't, cut them back as far as you like - they'll probably recover, and if they don't, replace them, they're ubiquitous and relatively inexpensive and fairly quick growers. They are also used for hedging, so respond well to regular cutting - but sounds as if you need to regenerate by cutting back hard.

29 May, 2010


They are beautiful and not bare at the bottom or leggy and that is what I dont want to happen but they have grown too tall and wide for their siting. I will I think cut the height back by about 2 ft and lightly trim the sides. If all goes well I can do a bit more later in the year or next spring. Thanks for your reply, it is much appreciated.

29 May, 2010


Sounds like a good plan.

29 May, 2010

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