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Trachelospermum Pruning

Dave HumbyDave Humby HampshirePosts: 1,142

I planted this 'Jasmine' in the autumn and it seems to be thriving in it's location. Now that it has finished flowering I was considering whether or not to give it a light prune on the longer growths or whether I should leave it be and review next year. What would you folks recommend?

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,854

    Once established they produce long whippy shoots all over the place.
    I trim them back on mine any time of the year, but if you're doing any serious pruning (and your's doesn't need it) then wait until it's dormant. Just tie in the growths as they appear, any you don't want, just chop them off.
    The cut ends leak white sap - keep it off your skin as some are sensitive to it
    Keep it well watered in when it's hot or they seem to succumb to scale insect.

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