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harmonyharmony Posts: 398
Is it too late to trim back a Laurel, its grown a lot this year and I can't reach the end bit of my hawthorne hedge to trim it. And what about an overgrown Sambucus Nigra can I cut it back by about half before winter. Thankyou...

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,767

    Laurels can be hard pruned up to late August. They are pretty tough. They can also be pruned in late winter.

    Sambucus Nigra is pruned late winter to spring. I wouldn't prune it now.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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