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I’d like to shape a holly bush but all the experts say you should trim twice a year, in late winter and late summer. Won’t this trim off flower buds and therefore prevent berries from forming?


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,309
    It would depend on the variety, and it's current size, but mainly on how you wish to topiarise/shape it  :)
    Inevitably, you will sacrifice some flowering and fruiting if you're pruning in any way, but that's how it is, if you want topiary of any kind  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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