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All the shrubs on the border on the attached photos have been damaged by snow but the worst damage is to the choisya which didn't have many flowers but was a well shaped round ball of light greeny yellow leaves. A branch right in the centre of the shrub was broken (see photo). Is there any way this plant can be restored? I thought about cutting it right back or should I just leave it and hope that it restores itself?


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What a pain - the shrub's perfectly healthy and has survived the winter well, but for that bit in the middle. I'd wait till after its flowered and then cut it all right back to encourage new growth - probably take it back by at least half on the main stems. Nothing uglier than a hollow bush when its supposed to be a lovely rounded shape. If you don't mind losing the flowers this year, do it mid April.

17 Mar, 2011


Thank you. It never has that many flowers so I'll cut back in April and hope it does the trick


17 Mar, 2011

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