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I have moved to a house with a Olearia Macrodonta in the garden. It is 12ft high by 12 across and I need to prune it to 6ft by 6ft. When should I do this?
Jack Richmond


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It will probably have finished flowering now so i'd do it now but i think i'd reduce its height over a couple of years - i'm not too sure if reducing it by half might be too much all at once ..... let's wait to hear what someone like Bamboo says.
(I'll PM her).

30 May, 2011

 

Leave it till winter, when it's dormant, even though its evergreen - you can then reduce it nearly to the ground if that's what you want to do, they regenerate pretty well from old wood. You can give it a bit of a tidy up now if its finished flowering, but don't go mad this time of year.

30 May, 2011

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