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Hi Can anyone tell me what bush this is please and how harsh I can be with pruning?



  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    It looks like an Olearia shrub. Could be Haastii. If it's over 2 meters in height, likely to be Traversii.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    edited November 2018
    If you need to prune them down, you can do that in spring next year. Many are used as a hedging shrub, so pruning back is not a problem. Harsh pruning will take a bit of time for them to recover. Apart from that, they will bounce back, but you may lose flowering for one year.
  • Thanks borderline. Its getting on for 2 meters high.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    It's likely to be Olearia x Haastii. Popular shrubs for windswept conditions. Either way, on a mature shrub like that, pruning back is fine.
  • Thanks. Will keep that one for spring.

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