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How can i trim this bush


By Nita

west sussex, United Kingdom Gb

its called a cistus,have found a picture of it but it doesnt tell you how to trim it, it hasnt flowered yet so i wont do it at the moment, but it has got very large, dont want to ruin it as it was my late mums.




Cistus don't take kindly to being pruned. If you have to do it, I would suggest doing it immediately after flowering and don't cut back into old wood

8 May, 2009


thanks andrew i will give it a go when it has flowered

8 May, 2009


When they get old, they do get a lot of dead wood so cut that out. Otherwise, they just get on wih it!

8 May, 2009


thanks spitzhenry, this plant has alot of sentimental value to me x

8 May, 2009

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