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By Cmsue

Devon, United Kingdom Gb

When do i prune / trim my Camellia please ?



Camellias rarely need pruning other than to remove dead or damaged wood and general tidying up.

If required this should be done after flowering!

20 Apr, 2012


I agree with Teegee above.Just thinking of trimming my one that runs out of bloom first, then the rest. You just shape them really. However, if a mature one has gone into a very undesirable shape or height you can cut it back drastically. Feed the shrub and fuss it a bit more and make sure they have water in July/August, and a reshaped one will recover. My brother did a hatchet job on his Camellia by the front door and it is back blooming better then ever.

21 Apr, 2012


Thank you both, you have been very helpfull i will give it a go .

Teegee. i have looked at the link you sent me and book marked it so i can refer to it when the time come's to cut it once again thank you :)

21 Apr, 2012

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