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Pruning camelia’s

Peggy7Peggy7 Posts: 34
Do you have any suggestions of how and when to prune camelia’s?


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    If you need to prune your Camellias, you can prune them when this year's flowers have faded. Which is round about now. That will give your plant enough time to adjust and put on new growth. 

    Pruning back and how will be totally how you want your shrub to grow. Think about the shape and the size and remember, there should be regrowth from that point, so you may need to cut lower down to allow for that. The general rule is to cut before a join/split like many shrubs or above any swollen areas. If you are pruning into more older and thicker wood, try to aim the cut downwards to avoid water sitting on them.
  • Peggy7Peggy7 Posts: 34
    Thank you for the advice.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,955
    They take pruning without any real issues at all Peggy. If it's a bit unruly, you'll be doing it the world of good  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Peggy7Peggy7 Posts: 34
    Thank you all for the advice!
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