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Choisya Sundance

bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 640
Can I trim back choisya sundance now, or is it too late? ( Some websites say it should be done in June).  It is fairly large and getting quite woody in the middle. I don't really want to lose it altogether, as it is usefully filling a space  at the moment. Thank you for your thoughts.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    They grow back quickly after pruning, but that's actually a problem if you do it now, as the new growth might not harden-up in time to withstand frosts.  I would wait until the least frosts have passed next spring, when you can cut it back as hard as you like, if you don't mind losing the flowers, otherwise wait until the main flowering display is coming to an end and do it then.
    Alternatively, you can do as I do and trim it back when ever you feel like it, then trim off any frost-damage, if it occurs.  They are tough, vigorous shrubs.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 640
    @BobTheGardener, thank you very much, that's very helpful  :)
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