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Brachyglottis - cutting back...

aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 171
Hi all,

I am wondering if it is possible to cut brachyglottis right back without any implications - currently its very large and overgrown and disrupting the view from my garden. I want to cut it back quite heavily (essentially with a chainsaw) but I am worried that it won’t flower next year if I do this... any advice? Pic to follow...



  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 171
  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 171
  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 171
    Apologies, I cannot get the photo to upload!
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Try making it smaller.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,008
    Ah....the ubiquitous Brachyglottis ; an all too common problem with these is their tendency to become straggly and 'woody' if left unpruned .
    I'm not 100% certain , but I think they flower on the current years growth .
    They can be hard-pruned into bare wood ; I do one annually for a customer every August; it flowers every year .
    Go for it ! ;)
  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 171
    Thanks for your advice; apologies I didn’t get notifications of responses so have only just seen this!
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