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Tree ID and trimming

n0tnan0tna Posts: 6
edited April 2020 in Plants
Hi all,

I moved to a new place with this tree that has rose-like flowers blossoming since early February (in UK, relatively cold months). Can anyone ID it please?



And, also, I would need to trim one of the branches that is starting to lean over the flimsy wooden fence that, I am affraid, might eventually collapse. The branch I wanted to trim is about 2-3cm in diameter (the tree's diameter is about 15cm at the base). Would it be ok to do that now, springtime? Any particular advise/warnings?

This is the branch I am thinking to cut:


Thank you for the help! :-)

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,681
    Welcome to the forums.
    It is a Camellia.
    I will leave advice to others.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • n0tnan0tna Posts: 6
    Welcome to the forums.
    It is a Camellia.
    I will leave advice to others.
    Thanks for the welcome!
  • FlyDragonFlyDragon Greater ManchesterPosts: 834
    It’s a very lovely Camellia!  I have four.  They are very hardy once established.  You should prune them as soon as all the flowers have gone, then next spring’s flowers will appear on the new growth from this summer. 

    You’ll be fine to chop that branch, and trim it to suit the size and shape you want as long as you aren’t reducing it too drastically!  I’d probably get rid of the branches right at the bottom too so it’s got some clear space at it’s feet. 


  • n0tnan0tna Posts: 6
    Thank you for your help! Will do.
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