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Mutilated pittosporum help please

SarahlhsSarahlhs Posts: 10
Hi we have a large leaf variegated pittosporum about 8 feet tall - well it was.  It’s been very severely pruned down to a trunk and a few branches of foliage.  Its early July, any chance it will re leaf and re branch  any time soon?  Image of before and after. Anything I can do to help it along? 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,135
    I’d feed with Fish, Blood & Bone, water deeply
    and then give it an organic mulch. Give the root area a couple of buckets of water twice a week through the summer and it should be fine. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,953
    I have a 12ft variegated pittosporum which I pruned very heavily a few years ago and then feared I'd loose it.
    It did look sorry for itself for a year or so, then burst into re-growth and is now still 12ft but much bushier and a bit thinner which is just what I wanted.
    As Dove says - it'll be fine if you give it just a little tlc

    Billericay - Essex

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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