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Chaenomeles - cutting back for fruit?

Should I be cutting back these red shoots on a Chaenomeles shrub in order to get it to bear more fruit?  Any advice welcome please and thanks!


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Yes, cut the new growth back now to about 5 new leaves which will encourage more flowers next year.  It would have been better to do it in early May, but doing it now should still have a positive effect.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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