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By Magsd

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I have a 1 1/2 foot tree paeony that has been in 2 years. There are new shoots on only 2 of the 5 branches coming from the ground - should I prune out the other 3 branches? Thanks for your help. Mags



It's too early yet, Mags. Our tree peonys are not even thinking of putting out new anythings. I would leave it a month or two yet before considering that the wood might be dead.

29 Jan, 2011


Exactly, as B says, dead wood only, when you're sure it is dead. And as Alan Titchmarsh famously said in answer to the question 'Can I prune my tree peony?', 'Yes, you can prune your tree peony, but don't expect it ever to flower'. Worthy

30 Jan, 2011


Thanks for your advice! Mags

1 Feb, 2011

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